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 King of the North pepper is the best tasting pepper in my garden, hands down. I'm not a fan of most peppers. I think they have an odd flavor. But these peppers I could munch on. The King of the North is a mild, sweet pepper with an absolutely delicious flavor. This pepper's fruits … Continue reading King of the North Pepper
Plants are growing. Flowers are blooming. Cool crop harvests are wrapping up. It's a beautiful time for transition. I could spend hours photographing and observing these changes occur in my garden.
I was catching up on some reading this morning and came across this posting- 27 Tips from a Master Gardener - published on The Survival Mom. There are some great tips in there, some of which I already practice and some I had never heard of. Either way, I thought it was interesting enough to share.
My nursery is quickly running out of space and I'm starting to get this overwhelming feeling of despair. The end is near! Or rather the beginning. My nursery has kept what were once little seedlings and now flourished plants, alive for weeks. They are eager to get outside and I'm eager to get them there, … Continue reading 8 Newly Planted Beauties
Three days ago, we received about 4 inches of snow. Yesterday and today it hit the 70's. Oh, Michigan. How I love this state. The sunny skies got me out of the house and into the garden. I worked on my layout, made sure my structure designs will work, and my personal favorite, planted spinach. I … Continue reading Planting Seeds: Spinach
Looking around this afternoon, you never would have guessed that just yesterday we received 4 inches of snow. Mother Nature's last (most likely) attempt at winter. We are officially in Spring. The cool temperatures reminded me that it's time to get moving on my outdoor planting. According to the Michigan State University Extension office, now … Continue reading Outside Prep
Weed: A wild plant growing where it is not wanted in competition with cultivated plants. Battling weeds (or harvesting them from our gardens) is something we all go through as gardeners. I remember last summer spending hours and hours weeding my garden just to get to do it all over again in a couple of … Continue reading Weeds as Indicator Plants
It's a "refreshing" 29 degrees here. A reminder that while it is spring, winter is not quite done with us. With our last freeze still a ways off, I've been focusing my attention (and my imagination) on the nursery. My pepper plants that I planted right before the power went out, did end up emerging. … Continue reading What’s New in the Nursery
Welcome to Spring. This time of year reflects the ever changing Earth. Here in Michigan, we begin to see life sprout around us. Slowly still, but it is there nonetheless. And while we all know a spring snow storm could appear at any moment, we all feel a bit more happier. Today marks the return … Continue reading Spring has Sprung!