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
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
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
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.
It always starts slow. First the herbs, then the peppers. But by the time the tomatoes have poked their little plant forms out of the soil and start reaching towards the light, the nursery has taken off and things start to get very busy around here. By the time those tomatoes are ready to move … Continue reading The Joy from Gardening
Yesterday marked the planting of my first veggies of the season; peppers. Three plants total, two Golden Treasures and one Jalapeno Traveler Strain. Peppers can be difficult to grow from seeds because they need very specific conditions. One key factor is warm soil, around 80F. To help with this, I placed a heating mat beneath … Continue reading Planting Peppers