Category: gardening

Silent Sunday 5•31•20

When planting your garden don’t forget about Companion Planting

Companion planting has played a vital role in the survival of people throughout history. When companion plantings are used they help one another grow, thrive and produce higher yields efficiently and with little impact on the environment.

Six on Saturday: This week in the garden

The weather is finally a little warmer, although the winds haven’t died down much, except for a day or two. That’s when the Black Flies started to descend upon me, enough so that Mark broke out our mosquito netted hoods and shirts. Mosquito netting…

Cinco de Mayo Has Me Dreaming of the Salsa Garden

When I plan out our garden I always keep in mind what I can use for canning. During the quarantine we’ve been going through lots of the tomato sauces and salsas I’ve canned over the years. This season, I plan to put a lot more peppers in the garden and on the deck again this summer and I’m so excited I just looked at the list of what I have planned. I love using a variety of peppers in my salsa and every level of heat from sweet to very hot.

The Benefits of Raised Garden Beds

The art of gardening has a long history and where there is a long history there is enough folklore and gardener’s tales to last you a lifetime of reading. The old school ways which may bring to mind the garden our grandparents’ and great…

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Pink Morning Glory

Originally posted on Xine Segalas Creative Arts:
I used to grow morning glories in a small container along the side of my house but it wasn’t in a place that I could admire them from the windows that faced the backyard of my house,…

Homegrown Harvest Photo Share- Week 4 -strawberries

April is finally here and we are all ready to start focusing on some deliciously sweet treats in the garden – strawberries! These are some of our absolute favorites to include in the garden. Here are some of are strawberries we’d like to share…

Strawberry – FOTD- Berry

Yummy, yummy strawberries. This is one of the best garden plants for beginners since they are so easy to grown. Great for getting the children involved with gardening and learning to grow their own food too. Strawberries are perennials, so that means you plant…

Flower of the day 3•22•2020

I love zinnias in a garden, particularly in or near a veggie garden to bring a variety of pollinators. For that reason they are a fantastic companion plant. Zinnias are an annual which comes in a vast array of colorful choices.