A kitchen colander is a unique and appropriate container for growing plants like lettuce, peppers, cherry tomatoes, chives, or strawberries. It would also make a wonderful hostess or housewarming gift.
Now that I’m looking at expanding our garden, I want to keep in mind my meal plans as I choose which vegetables to grow. Here are a few ideas I’m going to try!
Almost anyone can grow a vegetable garden, but there are some things every vegetable garden will need to produce at full potential. Do you have the basics? Many people may be trying to slash their grocery budgets this year by supplementing their family’s good with a home vegetable garden. Make sure all the basics are […]
Carrots are in the same family as celery, parsley, dill, cilantro, and fennel, and these plants can rotate as their own family in the garden. In Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less) (affiliate link) I explain crop rotation for the home garden. Carrots are a fabulous root crop for the garden and will […]
Do you have a shady garden? I do. While it’s not full shade, the lovely Japanese maple tree in my yard gives us dappled sunshine for most of the day. Combine that with the big cedar tree behind our house, and we have a fair bit of shade. While we love the location of […]