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.
This was my first year of growing damask roses. In the past, I grew double knock out roses which were hardy and simply laughed at the pests and the elements. I wasn’t prepared for the amount of insects that adore Damask roses. I watched in horror as sawflies and spider mites attacked the plants, […]
The beginning of May is probably my busiest time in the garden. There are weeds to remove, new mulch to install, new beds to create and the list goes on and on. Every year, I declare that the garden is going to kill me since there is so much to do. But this May, I […]
There is something so poetic when the forsythia bloom. For me, it signifies that spring has arrived. And there is plenty of work to do around the homestead. Here is my spring garden maintenance checklist. Add yours as well in the comments below.
Growing potatoes is great way to get your children involved in gardening. I grow potatoes in a bag (or five) since it is easier than growing them in a garden bed. I use Gardener’s Supply’s potato grow bags which are made of BPA-free polypropylene fabric. Potato grow bags are great for people who have a small area to […]
Welcome guest poster, Thomas Fox, author of Urban Farming: Sustainable City Living in Your Backyard, in Your Community, and in the World When people hear that I’ve written a book on urban farming, they almost invariably ask “Oh, you mean like rooftop gardens?” And yes, I do mean them. New York City alone boasts an estimated […]
Do any of you remember Blue’s Clues, when the mail came? Steve, the main actor would yell out “mail time.” Well, gardening has the same excitement. And you know it is “gardening time” when the trucks dump in my driveway. Just in case you don’t remember the Blue Clue’s mail time song, watch the below […]
This is my fifth season of growing my own food, and believe me, it never gets old. Once you taste a ripe tomato from the vine, you never go back. I grow everything from seed. Believe me, it is not intimidating at all. In fact, it is down right fun especially for your […]