It can be tempting to grow a little bit of everything – so tempting that you’ll eventually run out of ...
Composting is one-half creating the pile (or bin) and setting everything up, and one-half putting the right things into it ...
If you’re a fan of organic soil, then you might want to consider making your own, while preventing your vegetable ...
Harvesting is the best time of the gardening season since you get to see the literal fruits of your labors. Most crops in your garden, such as tomatoes, have probably been producing fruit since mid-summer, but others, like sweet corn, won’t be ready until the fall. This means that you’ll have a lot of different […]
It can be tempting to grow a little bit of everything – so tempting that you’ll eventually run out of space in your garden. When this happens, you can either expand to the side yard or front yard (we’re joking) or begin a container garden (not joking). Container gardens are more than useful spaces to […]
Composting is one-half creating the pile (or bin) and setting everything up, and one-half putting the right things into it to create fresh, nutrient-rich soil for your garden. There are some things that cannot be added at all, as they will disturb the mix, but plenty of vegetable scraps can go in. You also need […]
If you’re a fan of organic soil, then you might want to consider making your own, while preventing your vegetable peels and other bits from ending up in a landfill at the same time. A compost pile can help you create less waste and great soil at the same time. To start one, you’ll need […]
Sweet bell peppers are a garden staple. They can be used in everything from chili and tacos to standard garden salads. You can cut them up and mix them onions and pureed tomatoes to make salsa… and so on. They are very useful, especially when your goal is to be self-sufficient and grow most of […]
One of the trickiest things about gardening seems like the simplest – the act of watering your crops. After all, you just turn on the hose and spray them down, right? Wrong. While you can use a hose, there are many different methods of watering plants in a gentler manner, and so many ways to […]
Sometimes you need to find a balance between sun and shade, depending on the conditions in your backyard, as well as the crops that you are growing. However, even if you have plants that require full sun, they may be getting too much light, particularly in the summer months when the weather is very hot. […]
Salsa is a tasty sauce that works well with tortilla chips, on tacos and burritos, and in other things as well. You can even put it on burgers if you so desire. Salsa has Spanish and Mexican origins, but is made from standard vegetables that you can grow in the United States. Even though there […]
If the leaves of your plants have what look like tiny, discolored, white trails popping up on them, then you have a leaf miner infestation. Unfortunately, there are different types of these pests, so they prey on various plants – not just one or two types, like other garden nuisances do. What Exactly Are Leaf […]
If you make room for one thing in your garden besides vegetables, it should be berry bushes or plants. Whether you choose raspberries, strawberries, blueberries or blackberries is up to you – all are tasty fresh off the plant, in desserts and salads, and can be turned into jellies and jams. If you plant more […]
Garlic grows best in cold weather. It should be planted in the fall, once your standard growing season is complete and your crops have been harvested. Yes, even if you have snowy weather in the winter, you can grow your own garlic. It all depends on which variety you choose. Types of Garlic Hardneck garlic […]