In my opinion, lettuce is one of the easiest crops to grow. I literally toss the seeds into the garden bed, make sure they are kept moist, maybe fertilize; and then begin harvesting as soon as they are large enough to eat.Continue reading
Summer brings with it some of our favorite garden vegetables: tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, to name just a few.
But summer also brings some of the garden’s most notorious pests whom, if left out of control, will devour those vegetables before they have a chance to make it to our table.
While maintaining a healthy soil, getting the right crops in at the right time, and excellent cultural practices are key aspects of maintaining a healthy garden, keeping a garden journal is also one that (at least for me) is so often overlooked. Read on to learn more about The Gardening Notebook, an excellent resource for recording your garden.Continue reading
Share Last year, on a whim I purchased a small packet of collard green seeds. It was late in the season but I started a few transplants anyway, then got busy, forgot about them, remembered them, and set them out … Continue reading
ShareThis is Part 4 in a series on Fall Gardening. Part 1 can be read here; Part 2 can be read here; and Part 3 can be read here. While shopping for your fall garden seeds you’ll notice that seeds … Continue reading
ShareHere is a review of what we posted this week: Fall Gardening: Part I in a series; the benefits of planting a fall garden and how to go about planning one. …And More Tomato Troubles: A follow up to the … Continue reading
Share This is Part I in a series. Part II can be read here. Part III can be read here. I have been spending the past several weeks poring over seed catalogs, making lists of crops we’d like to try, … Continue reading
Share well, a few words actually… While pests are always present in my garden, come mid-summer, when the temperatures are at their highest, they seem to be the most prevalent. When I first began gardening, my solution to dealing with … Continue reading