Can You Use Old Seeds In the Garden? Lots of people wonder if you can use older seeds in the garden. Usually after a garden season, you have partial packets of seeds left over. You can sometimes find older seeds on clearance at the end of the year, or at garage or estate sales. The… Read More Using Old Seeds in the Garden
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Hey all! Even though the outside currently looks like an early scene from Narnia, I am beginning to think of spring and flowers and wonderful, beautiful, yummy things. After all, Super Sow Sunday (For those who do not care AT ALL about Superbowl, except maybe the food. And the commercials.) has officially come and… Read More Free Shipping on Seeds with Botanical Interests!
The first of our harvest is starting to trickle in. Red and golden beets were on the menu tonight! This year has been a rough one for me in the garden world. My motivation to garden just hasn’t been there this year. I didn’t start my seeds exactly on time, I didn’t fertilize the raised… Read More Red and Golden Beets and Greens
It has begun. 🙂 The slightly warmer air temperatures combined with a taste of sunshine is starting to work and is bringing the plants slowly out of their dark winter beds. The daffodils are peeking up through the pine needle mulch and some unknown flowers are also pushing up. Last weekend we put up the… Read More Spring Things
I came on the blog and realized that I hadn’t posted the wrap up for end of 2015. So here it is, probably more for my records than anything else. It is really important to keep a journal of sorts of what you did and how everything grew so you don’t repeat mistakes and so… Read More Garden Wrap Up October 2015
I haven’t posted in almost a year. It has been a rough year for planting. Last winter, on the 24th day of January, I started onion starts, lettuces, artichokes, and kohlrabi. On the first day of February, I started about 50 tomato plants. On February 16, I started about 50 more. Early February I also… Read More Spring Planting
Last year I tried a new-to-me method for my tomato starts. Unfortunately, I moved and didn’t get so see the results of my experiment. This method has been recommended for either those who want to grow really strong tomato plants or those who end up with very leggy tomato starts. It is a method that… Read More Trench Planting Tomatoes
Well, free as long as you are a milk drinker. Or if you know people who are willing to give you some of their recyclables. All you need is a clean, empty milk jug, a pair of sharp scissors, and a black Sharpie. After my close call with dampening off I wanted to get away… Read More Free and Easy Plant Markers
Yeah, I told you I would keep you posted. I totally didn’t eat the over-wintered beets. I was worried that something might be wrong with them. I probably should have. I’ll bet they were fine. So, sorry about that. I will stick to trying to eat all the beets in the season in which they… Read More Over-Wintering Beets