While it is spring here, it certainly hasn’t felt like spring in the last few weeks. The temperatures have been very wintery, yet the seedlings under the lights in my basement continue to grow. I started them weeks ago, long before I knew it was going to be a very cold spring. If you have […]
Calling all bugs! When you’re creating your planting plan in the spring, it’s important to think about both predators and pollinators. Attracting beneficial insects to your garden will mean a healthier and more vibrant garden ecosystem. You’ll have predator insects to eat the invertebrates that eat your garden. You’ll have pollinator insects to help your […]
Plan for a successful gardening season. What vegetables will you grow this year, and how will you make sure that you get the garden produce that you need?
How much garden produce does your family eat? Plan the spring garden in a few easy steps.
Delicious tomatoes are a delight to grow. Support healthy tomato plants by providing good growing conditions.
Can you grow produce in a wetland? Of course! Grow blueberries, cranberries, watercress and even stinging nettles.
If you have root vegetables in storage, integrate them into your seasonal meals.
Want a root cellar? You don’t need to buy an old farm house. Build your own root cellar in your home or in your yard.
Gardening out of your zone? Try burlap and leaves to get palms and citrus plants that are snug and protected from the frost.
There is definitely a cool edge to the air in my garden these days, and it’s going to get colder. Even though we don’t have a lot of very cold days in our part of the world, it does freeze in the winter time. The first frost seems to be approaching rapidly, and the plants have stopped growing almost entirely.
At this time of year, thoughts in the northern hemisphere turn to putting the garden to bed. If you are a winter gardener, it is time to bring out the cloches and the cold frames and help less-hardy crops through the growing cold. It’s also time to mulch. What is Mulch? Think of mulch as […]
Do you love organizing and making lists? Do you find that these lists have little to do with self care or your long term goals?