Be careful when harvesting your veggies! There’s a lot of bugs out there responding to our warm temps. I’ve been giving my plants a nice hard spray with the hose to keep bugs from laying eggs on them.
Your snap peas will reward your harvesting with more snap peas! Same is true for almost all veggies. And don’t forget to dead head those flowers while you’re out there.
Happy Spring everyone!
FIRST SUMMER GARDEN! containing: buttercrunch lettuce, flame leaf lettuce, italian basil, white oregano, watermelon sage, cilantro, parsely, lime thyme, aunt ruby’s german green tomato, sun gold tomato, black krim tomato, minnesota midget melons, red russian kale, bok choy, rosemary, lavender, arugula, and chives. Marigolds, lobelia, sweet alyssum, nasturtiums and pansies to boot!
Veggie gardens need special care. Vegetable plants are prone to all sorts of disease and fungus. They are highly sought after by pests both big and teeny teeny tiny. A slight negative change in their environment can cause them to stop producing. And we aren’t happy when our veggie garden is just limping along…we want […]
Raised beds are great for growing veggies in for several reasons. 1. That perfect garden soil that you will so painstakingly create will stay put! Clay invades every in-ground flower bed I have which is great for natives but not so much for vegetables. 2. A raised bed is raised. That’s a whole 12″ less […]
Planting flowers in the garden is very important. If you didn’t do it when you installed your garden, I will convince you why you should do it now. A bee needs to visit a flower 7-8 times to pollinate it so you need to do all you can to draw that pollinator to your vegetables […]
Disclaimer: We have had luck with growing spuds in trash cans but even more luck in ground. This is the result from several years of trying both methods back to back. You can successfully grow potatoes in a raised bed. They take up a bit of room and need some extra time to grow than […]
1. Homegrown food tastes better. Plain and simple. Here’s why: the food you grow at home is fresher, and in season, which delivers better taste. And then there’s the “oh, so THAT is what this is supposed to taste like” moments. 2. You will be healthier. You can eat foods at the height of their […]
Composting is confounding to a lot of people. Let’s see if we can clear the air and get everyone composting by answering some common questions. Will my compost bin smell? This is the most common question I get. There are people who dedicate the better part of their lives to their compost bin. They take […]