Category: planning a garden

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.

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…

27 Days until Spring

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.

Constantly Playing Catch-Up, While Actually Making Salsa

It’s been a busy quarter around here. The end of the season turned out to be very prolific with our final harvest of tomatoes being taken in due to a frost warning. It was time though. On three other occasions, we averted a light…

Potato- Potahtoe

heirloom potatoes

Homegrown potatoes are some of the most delicious vegetables you will ever experience. Growing potatoes in grow bags is easy and fun to harvest!

Cold-Hardy Vegetables Can Take A Chill

There are plenty of vegetables which can be planted in the early part of spring – even as early as mid-March depending upon what zone you live in.

Sunlight: An important component to a successful garden

The right light for your garden can and will make all the difference between having a garden which produces healthy, strong plants which produce bountiful harvests throughout the growing season and a garden whose plants are spindly and don’t produce as much if at all.

Spring – ah how we welcome thee

Submersing myself into the symphony of delicious color, I paint the gardens with the green peas that emerge from purple and white flowers. Smatterings of Red Sail lettuce mixed with purple petunias lay beneath a canopy of emeralds touched with Sun Gold Cherry, Cherokee Purple and Lemon Boy tomatoes. Monet’s garden couldn’t be more beautiful or colorful.

Time to Dream and Plan

It may be cold outside, but winter is a good time to plan your spring garden!