Each spring, as soon as the snow melts in the garden, and before bud break, there is a very short window to harvest willow rods for basket weaving. The willow rods are cut at the base of each rod, one at a time. A mature willow stool will have any where from 20 to 40 […]
This year we’re experimenting with straw bale gardening by building a straw bale castle, and we’re looking forward to seeing how our garden grows. Stop by and learn more.
Alfalfa, a perennial flowering legume, is mainly known as an animal feed. But I love it for its many uses in the garden. It can be used in any of its forms – fresh, hay, meal, pellets, tea, or as a cover crop. I never garden without it!
Starting some of your garden seeds indoors can help to extend your growing season and get a jump start on the gardening season before it is warm enough to plant outside. Here are a few tips on starting your garden seeds indoors.
Your local climate and soil conditions are unique. Be sure to choose varieties that grow well in your loca area. Local nurseries, agricultural extension agents or local agricultural schools can help you find the best varieties. Or, you could ask the nearest farmer what he or she uses – count on experienced gardeners to know […]
Living in a cold climate and growing a garden can be challenging due to such a short growing season. Here are several tips on how to choose garden seeds that grow well in cold climates to maximize your harvest.