Are you planting your bare root trees and bushes all wrong? EEK! We take a lot of time to select the trees and bushes we plant and then even more time to plant them. That is an awful lot of work to only lose them because we failed to plant them properly.
Today we are going over 6 steps to properly plant bare root trees, and various reasons you have not had success with trees in the past (besides your goats getting in your garden and eating them!).
Have you ever grown celery before? Celery can be a little tricky, but I'm going to share a few tips with you today.
I'm also planting cauliflower and Pak Choi. We aren't growing kohlrabi or broccoli this year, but if we were, now would be the time to start them as well.
It is time for week 2 of "What I'm Planting". This week I'm planting cabbage. We do things a little different with cabbage and all brassicas, we use soil blocks.
Ah, soil blocks, I am so grateful for you! You are so affective, and the way you reduce the use of plastic is spot on!
Container gardening has been one of my biggest requests for blog/guide posts. Although I have touched on it here and there, I have never done a full guide. Today is the day my friends! About time right!?
Today we are going to go through everything you need to know to grow a successful container garden. As a little bonus, I've created a DIY potting soil recipe printable just for you! Add it to your garden planner for a handy reference.
Yes! You can grow mushrooms right in your garden! No logs or plugs needed! So exciting, so exciting, I know, and it is easy! Well this is my first go at it to be honest, but so far it is going great. Come this fall we are going to have some mushrooms straight from our garden and you can too!
Every gardener encounters pests in their garden. It is a fact of life. However, there are ways that we can minimize and even eliminate their damage. And all this can be done organically, without a single drop of chemicals!
Chances are you have noticed the sudden explosion of gardens in your community and country. With more and more people working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, gardens have popped up everywhere. Yeah!!! If you have undeveloped land that you want to transform into a garden, you need to have a plan. I recently did a post on 3 Garden Tips For Beginners that goes over the basics of starting a garden. It will get you started and this post will lead you through the next step, how to choose what to plant in your garden. It is helpful for both new and experienced gardeners.
On the surface picking out what to plant in your garden seems like a pretty simple task. Really you can plant whatever you want. That would be pretty easy but I'm talking about how to choose what to plant in your garden for the greatest success harvest wise and also utilization wise. Utilization wise because it doesn't matter if you can grow 10 bushels of tomatoes if 8 of them are going to go to waste because you don't use that much. What are you to plant? How much?
If you have read anything about permaculture you have probably come across comfrey, a fast growing perennial that is commonly used in fruit tree guilds (companion planting). Its many benefits warrants its use in all garden settings and it is so easy to start from root cuttings!
As of 2017, 1 in 3 American households grew their own food, or at least had a garden to contribute to their food usage on a regular basis. That is AWESOME! But, so many people still shy away from gardening because they’re worried about not having the skills or messing it up somehow. You know what I would say, set those worries aside and start a garden today!
As a gardener you know that water consumption can greatly increase as you start your garden and even more so in the hot summer months. Growing your own vegetables and maintaining a healthy garden requires a lot of water, which can be a big problem. Excessive water use can be hard on the environment, especially in areas that are prone to drought. It also means that your water bills are a lot higher, so it’s important that you find ways to cut back. The good news is, there are some simple ways that you can reduce water usage to protect the environment and save yourself a lot of money at the same time. Yay!
Hello, I'm Jaci. I look forward to sharing my gardening and homestead adventures to help you reach your gardening goals! If you have any questions then don't be shy, I'd love to hear from you. Send me a message and I will be glad to help!