Is organic gardening much more different that the traditional chemical gardening? To me, there is a big difference! When using chemicals like petroleum based products, you are feeding the plant. It is like your grass or garden being on steroids. You need to feed your plants regularly with fertilizers, and ….
Author: Gracie Wood
Being an animal lover, I think deer are adorable. But when they decide that your garden is their next 5-course meal, they become much less cute. Here are some ecological practices you can use to help keep deer out of your garden. #1 Choose Deer Resistant Plants The reality is ….
This weekend I planted a very special part of my garden: the pots of succulents that grace my front steps and the kitchen pot garden that I keep on my back deck. Why? Container gardening gives you options that you might not otherwise have in gardening: Plants that can be ….
When our first gardening year was ending and winter had set in, I looked through the numerous seeds left over and realized something. I had succumbed to societal pressure when I decided what to grow. ‘Well, everyone plants xxx, so of course I should plant xxx.’ As a result, I ….
I could be the poster child for Seeders Anonymous. I have a black thumb when it comes to starting seeds indoors. Every few years I get ambitious about using plants started from seed, drool over seed catalogues, spend entirely too much money and order more seed than I could possibly ….
First and foremost, I just want to remind you that this is all my opinion, based on my own experience, reading, and learning. When it comes to gardening, there is no one be-all-end-all way to do anything. So please take what I suggest here and apply it to your own ….
It’s time to plant garlic in the Northern Hemisphere! I encourage you all to try this as it is so easy, and extremely rewarding. There are all sorts of lovely types of garlic to try – some mild, some spicy, some long keepers, some beautiful braiders, and some just mouthwatering! ….
Gardening is all about trial and error, but who wants the errors? Learn how to avoid some common mistakes-and enjoy your best gardening season ever. Whether we’re beginners or experts, we’ve all made mistakes in the garden. Sometimes it’s a matter of overwatering or underwatering. Sometimes we put a plant ….
Feed the Soil, Not the Plants When asked how to grow good vegetables, many gardeners and farmers will say “it starts with good soil.” Soil is the foundation of your garden, it’s what feeds & aerates your plants. Good soil is not just dirt, it is is a microcosm filled ….