This article gives a few basic ideas for hardening off and planting seedlings in the garden. With a little planning and work, you can give your plants the best chance of success.
How to Start a No-Dig Vegetable Garden
I’m often asked about the best way to set up a new vegetable garden, and everyone seems to have their preferred method and materials. I personally, like the idea of a no dig garden bed. After all, who wants to break their back trying to dig up hard compacted clay soil? No dig garden beds […]
Planning a Vegetable Garden with Meals in Mind
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!
Grow Vegetables in the Shade
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 […]
10 Herbs & Vegetables Perfect for Growing in a Shaded Garden
While many people consider the ideal garden location a flat area with 8 hours of sunlight per day minimum what we’ve discovered is that by planting the right plants you can grow some of your own food in a less than ideal location.
Transplanting 101: Hardening Off Your Vegetable Seedlings
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 […]