Keeping your garden journals, tags, photos and notes organized can be a challenge. At the end of the season, I have to admit that I tend to get lazy. Tags will become strewn about, notes will end up in places out of sight and it starts to feel like a cluttered mess. I always try […]
In my first urban homestead in Portland, there was a large cedar tree in the front yard. As I looked out my living room window, the first thing I always saw was hard packed, barren dirt under this tree. I tried to plant groundcovers, shade tolerant veggies, ANYTHING! But nothing would grow. Finally, I stumbled […]
Make sure you start you new garden right. Proper planning will set you up for years of success.
Thousands of years ago, comfrey was an important part of any herb garden. Today, modern gardeners and herbalists alike are rediscovering this easy to grow, easy to care for, multi purpose plant!
As a gardener or hobby farmer, you probably don’t think of yourself as a scientist. Let me beg to differ! I bet that you’re more of scientist than you might think. Do you notice wild birds and insects in your garden? Have you taken note of when flowers start to bloom, or when the first […]
It’s completely normal to have issues in your growing space, and it can be hard to identify the problem even as an experienced gardener. Empower yourself with the knowledge to troubleshoot in the garden by going back to the basics of what plants need to survive.