Have you ever wondered if you could ditch the store bought fertilizer and use what is in your garden? After realizing that even organic fertilizer may have unwanted animal ingredients, I decided to make comfrey fertilizer which is rich in nutrients. It grows like a weed in my garden. A girl can only harvest so […]
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.
For years, I would try to grow Lima beans to no avail. They would never germinate or if they did, they looked weak. I felt like a Lima bean failure. On the other hand, I could grow other beans with only minor problems. But not anymore thanks to bean inoculant. Now I am swimming […]
Everyone has a holiday gift guide–for children, moms, and dads. But what about gardeners? So, being an avid gardener, I created a top 5 holiday gifts for gardeners of items that I would want for the holidays. So if you have a gardening male or female “Anna” in your life, you know they will love […]
There must be hundreds of articles about using coffee grounds in the garden. I even have one! But the more I read and try these ideas I find that some of these ideas don’t work. At least, they don’t work for me. Here are my top 5 coffee grounds in the garden myths.
My roses would start the season with beautiful glossy leaves. But by the middle of the season, the leaves would be downright ugly due to Rust, a fungal disease. I figured my sprinkler system was the culprit since roses do not like their foliage to remain wet. Last summer, they looked so terrible that I cut them back. Honestly, I never thought they would […]
Calling all gardeners! Gardener’s Supply Company is having their summer sale! This is the time to stock up, Geeps. (Short for gardening people. Do you think it will catch on?) Many of my loyal readers know that I absolutely love Gardener’s Supply. In the Spring, I listed my favorites from Gardener’s Supply and gushed above how […]
Photo by Fernando de Sousa. Here are the green links for this week! I have to say, the news get more interesting every week. In the links are articles ranging from the environmental impact of nuclear, introduction of new electric/hybrid cars to how LCD waste could prevent bacterial infections. What is this world going to […]