How to Grow Cilantro If you are not sure how to grow cilantro, instead of buying it, know that I was in the same position as you not so many years ago. I had always thought of cilantro as an exotic, tropical sort of herb. Because it is associated with so many exotic cuisines, like… Read More How to Grow Cilantro- Exotic flavor, easy gardening!
Swiss chard is an amazing, cold hardy vegetable that is very easy to grow. If you are looking to save money at the grocery store and have something that has a long growing season, here is how to grow Swiss chard. You still have time to add this green vegetable to your fall garden planting.… Read More How to Grow Swiss Chard – a cold hardy vegetable
To prune or not to prune, that is the question. And on this topic, there are almost as many strong opinions as there are religion and politics at a family reunion. So I am here to tell you that really, depending on what you are doing, there are a variety of choices for you, and… Read More How to Prune Tomatoes
Dealing with Blossom End Rot can be a pain in the butt. That’s putting it nicely. The good news is, that blossom end rot is not a disease, but a symptom of nutritional issues, and you can still have an amazing crop this season, with these tips. The good news is, that blossom end rot… Read More How to Prevent Blossom End Rot in Your Tomatoes!
For small space gardening and container gardens, sprouting broccoli is a must-have for a lovely and continuous food supply. Having a large container or two thickly planted will provide you with daily fresh greens for weeks or even months, depending on your weather. Like most broccolis and mustards, this type of vegetable loves cooler weather… Read More Raab Broccoli- A container-growing vegetable!
There are so many reasons to recycle! One, of course, is environmental reasons. Making the most of what we have before sending it to the landfill is becoming more common. Savings for your bank account is another. Not spending money when it’s not needed on supplies we don’t really need, is just being thrifty and… Read More Things You Can Recycle for Your Garden!
Creating Living Fences is probably easier than you think, and certainly worth looking into, in creating your garden rooms. This is an old blog post, from several years back, that I really think is worth reviving as we all think about and plan our gardens. Hedges have so many uses that it makes one wonder… Read More Create Living Fences- food, privacy, and protection
Mustard greens is a term that covers a wide variety of Asian and salad greens that fall into the Brassica family. The great thing about them is that, like most salad greens, they tend to like cooler weather, more moisture, and don’t actually like a lot of heat. Which makes them ideal for fall and… Read More Mizuna-King of Low-light Winter Greens!
Growing Garlic this Fall Garlic is one of the most loved/hated herbs on the planet. It is used in just about every cuisine on the planet. Flavorful and aromatic, it also touts a lot of health benefits too. Growing it is not as complicated as you might think, although to do it right will take… Read More Are You Planting Garlic this Fall?
If you’ve ever had a sudden invasion of aphids or some other garden pest that is decimating your hard worked garden, this might help you. We all want wildlife in our gardens. Yes, we do. Most people, with any interest in the environment and creating a healthy garden, have at least an idea about having… Read More How to deal with garden pests before they eat your food!