Once again, my favorite little farm in Boise, Idaho has done something amazing for the community. I love the idea of being able to give something back like this and help kids in your area. What a neat project. Well done.
For all you in Boise/Meridian/Nampa, Idaho…this is my very favorite place to buy heirloom tomato starts. They are awesome and I love their culture. The video I am posting is last years, but my absolute favorite. The plant sale this year will be starting May 9 and 10 and continuing on the 16th and 17th! … Read More Peaceful Belly Plant Sale!!!
It’s no secret that I am not a huge fan of cats. It’s not that I don’t think they are cute and cuddly, it’s just that I HATE them using my veggie garden as their own personal toilet. I have tried various methods to keep the cats away (orange peels, cayenne pepper, etc., etc.)… Read More Keeping Cats Out of Your Garden
Here is a planting record sheet for your own personal use. I made it today to help with my own garden record keeping. Hope that you find it helps you keep an idea of what you have done and what worked for you! I know I just can’t seem to remember what I have done… Read More Planting Record
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
Ok. I planted my tomato and pepper starts. Done. They look so awesome all lined up in a row. I am trying them in the small growing cells this year. But I am planning on transplanting as they get bigger and outgrow their little cells. Everything was looking good. I went to put them under… Read More The Hazards of Seed Starting – Dampening Off
If you want to grow anything unusual or unique this year, it is definitely time to get your seeds ordered, (if you haven’t already.) I got my seeds in the mail last week. The seed companies I worked with this year (Botanical Interests and Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds) were awesome and got my stuff to… Read More Time to Order Seeds