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.
I’ll be totally honest with you. My garden is lousy this year. I may be an Alaskan Master Gardener, but with no time to do anything in the garden, there just isn’t much happening with it this year. A good garden can so often be something that is completely out of your hands, so I’ve […]