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.
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… Continue Reading “Strawberry – FOTD- Berry”
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.
Marigolds are hardy flowers which will bloom throughout the summer and well into fall.
Microgreens are also known as super foods since they pack a nutritional punch greater than their mature counterparts. A USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) report showed that quote equal weights in quote of microgreens contain 5 times more nutrients than found in mature leaves.
But the hours of light are increasing and that is a psychological boost signaling to gardeners that we are approaching the growing season and it’s time to get ready. Seed catalogs are coming in the mail weekly and have been since mid January. Now is the time to get start taking inventory of your leftover seeds from last season.
We get a lot of questions from clients about growing garlic – so we are going to discuss that today. The number one question we are asked about growing garlic is when can I harvest my garlic? Garlic is great to grow – easy,… Continue Reading “Q&A Thursday Live – July 11th, 2019”
Every Thursday live on Instagram @homegrown_harvest answers questions from followers about gardening and sustainable living. If you have any questions you would like answered, we would love to help out. Send your questions to email@example.com. I found a slug on my lettuce that’s no… Continue Reading “Homegrown Harvest Q&A Thursday”
When veggies are grown in your own garden soil enrich with compost, you pick them when you need your veggies minutes before a meal. They are ripe and ready when they are highest in nutritional content.