Are you keeping a journal of your gardening adventures? If not, then you are missing out on valuable information. Keeping a garden journal will improve your gardening skills, provide you with historical information about your garden to better predict results, and help you keep an inventory of your plants, seeds, and preserved produce. In general, […]
With growing concern over the declining population of pollinators, it’s nice to know which veggies are self pollinating plants and which ones rely exclusively on wind, or insect pollinators. Most of us are familiar with the role that pollinators like bees, wasps, and other bugs have in the process of pollination. Pollination refers to the […]
Who doesn’t love to eat fresh garden peas? There’s nothing like a handful of peas scooped right out of the pod and into the mouth. Just make sure you don’t eat them all fresh! Save some for eating at any other time of the year. Be sure to use heirloom seed and then save your […]
This quick and dirty cheat sheet for growing potatoes has everything you need to know for a record breaking crop. Soil pH, amount of water, hours of sunlight, spacing…even how to save “seeds” for next year’s crop.
Do you plant the same crop in the same spot in the garden each year? Not a healthy cultural practice! Learn why you should develop a crop rotation plan for your garden, the benefits of crop rotation, and ideas on how to easily rotate your crops.
The melon family, (Cucumix melo) is a much larger family than most people are familiar with. And like many families, its members range from the ordinary, extraordinary, to the odd. One melon missing from this family is the watermelon. It belongs to an entirely different classification, (Citrullus lanatus), but both families thrive under the same […]