Indeterminate varieties of tomato plants require sturdy support because they just keep growing and growing. A simple wooden stake is often not adequate; the plants become quite heavy as they bear fruit. I have even seen the plants slide right down the stake into a heap because of the weight of the plant. An arbor […]
We don’t all live on farms or even have access to enough land to grow a decent size garden. Many of you do, but for many reasons, all the way from local government or homeowner’s association regulations to just having no idea how to get the ground tilled, fertilized and planted, don’t get in there […]
Have you ever tried the technique called lasagna gardening? Check out this post on the ins and outs of this interesting way to prepare your beds for spring.
Sheet mulching is a way to create an instant garden by deeply layering organic materials. The technique is very similar to making lasagna – layer, layer, layer. In fact, some folks call this the “lasagna method.” It can be done with a wide variety of organic materials, some of which are likely available for free […]
I started some broccoli, tomatoes and bell peppers this week and I used cardboard eggs cartons and a few scoops of soil from my garden. Then I tucked the cartons into the hoops and plastic covered garden bed where all my cool weather crops are seeded and let them germinate!
Yes, it might be the middle of winter in some places, but maybe you feel it – it’s creeping, creeping every so slowly toward spring. This is the time when minds turn to gardening, and when homesteaders’ minds turn to making the garden useful. Why grow grass when you can grow plants that could feed […]