Are you an avid food label reader? How about reading the labels of your favorite vegetable fertilizer? You should be. I am avid organic gardener but was shocked that The National Organic Program, which regulates organic farming, permits certain ingredients in organic fertilizers. Listed below are the ingredients in question.
Every year I hear gardening friends lament about how “someone” ate their strawberries. Or that someone’s friend devoured their seedlings. There are lots of someones in the land of gardening who find what you grow to be quite yummy. So, I resort to row covers to help me keep those “someones” at bay. If I […]
Don’t you hate when you can’t grow a certain vegetable no matter how you try? And then one day, it magically grows? Well, welcome to my life with celery. Germination is a b*tch. Some years we had a great relationship and others years it was spotty. This on and off again relationship was haunting me. […]
Growing plants from seeds indoors is such a win win to create a bountiful harvest. I am in zone 6 and we have unpredictable weather from cold wet springs to really dry summers. If I want to grow a descent harvest, then I have to grow seeds indoors to take advantage of that perfect window […]
Have you ever dreamed of growing your own food but the thought scares you to death? You are not alone. One of my readers recently asked me if I could suggest the three easiest vegetables to grow. Only three? Oh boy. That’s a tall order.
Another garden season is almost upon us, and are you feeling a mix of excitement coupled with dread from the lackluster or not so great harvest of last year? Or years past? Been there. So, four years, ago, I got smart and started to garden vertically. Gardener to gardener, I want to share my 3 favorite […]
Is your basil dying? Turing yellow and brown? Join the crowd. Last year was the first year that my sweet basil didn’t flourish. Sadly, they turned yellow, then brown and subsequently died. I learned during my master gardener classes that my basil dying was caused by downy mildew. So if you want basil this year, […]
This was my first year growing Delicata squash. It reminds me of a striped zucchini with a hard shell. I am in love with this squash since it is easy to grow and easier to cook. Here’s the scoop about why Delicata squash should be on your table. I call it the new butternut!