Garden Inspiration: The Fence

I am on a search for inspiration. This year is going to be the year that I finally make time to start my second garden; my herb and flower garden. I have the area selected, have studied the sun and water cycles, and have tested the soil. Now it's time for the overwhelming part. Because … Continue reading Garden Inspiration: The Fence

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Growing Leeks

I've never grown Leeks before. That makes it a bit intimidating but also means I'm spending a lot of time researching them. What do they need? How do they grow? How should I start them? Starting Leeks There are a few varieties of leeks that require different growing seasons. Early season leeks are less hardy … Continue reading Growing Leeks

The Arrival of the Seeds

If the arrival of the catalogs was exciting, then you know the arrival of new seeds is a thrill. Images of tiny plants sprouting from the soil in the mini greenhouses fill my imagination. The joys of watching them grow, eventually moving into larger containers and under the larger grow lights. Scribbling notes on how … Continue reading The Arrival of the Seeds

Book Review for Vertical Gardening by Derek Fell

Vertical Gardening: Growing Up, Not Out, for More Vegetables and Flowers in Much Less Space by Derek Fell. If you're interested in growing a vertical garden, this book is an excellent read. It: Addresses the pros and cons to growing vertical Explains the different levels of a vertical garden (climbers, foundation, and support) Provides detailed … Continue reading Book Review for Vertical Gardening by Derek Fell

Ring in the New Year with Plant Schedules

I am ahead of schedule this year! And speaking of schedule, I have completed the planting and harvesting schedule for the 2018 gardening season. I created this schedule the same way that I did last year, by looking at the frost date in my area and the individual plant's needs. What's different this year, however, … Continue reading Ring in the New Year with Plant Schedules

Seed Categories: My Favorite Time of the Year

Over the last two days, I've received both my Baker Creek and Seed Saver Exchange catalogs. A pleasant reminder that garden planning is right around the corner. While others are dreaming of a "white christmas", I'm dreaming of freshly picked peas, ripened tomatoes, and dirt under my fingernails, completely ignoring those words I utter every … Continue reading Seed Categories: My Favorite Time of the Year