Planting a new fruit tree is one of the most exciting times of the season. Images of lushes branches filled with a bountiful of fresh fruit rush into the mind. Maybe you can get enough to make a pie, or press into a nice juice or cider. Whatever your fruit type may be, proper shaping and care is essential for the onset and production of healthy fruit. Continue reading
Harvest season means fresh salsa! From one trip to the hoop house, we found all the fresh produce we needed to create a delightful summer snack. Continue reading
Plants will not grow without adequate amounts of water. Growing anything that is not suited to the average rainfall in the area will require some sort of irrigation to thrive. There are many different systems and methods to irrigating a plot. We break down some of the advantages and disadvantages for using each irrigation style. Continue reading
Winter squash is a must to fulfill a true fall pallet of flavor and texture. Planted as soon as the last danger of frost have passed, and cured for two-three weeks, winter squash can last for months after the growing season. This makes it a great source of low calorie, essential vitamins, minerals, fiber, and carbohydrates throughout the winter and holiday season. Continue reading
To produce a bulk amount of crops, you must first start with germinating a bulk amount of seed. There are various methods for starting a lot of seeds. The one that works for you will depend on your time, your patience, your equipment, and your space. Here is a look into a few methods of germinating bulk seeds. Continue reading
Since I’ve been selling jams and syrups at the local farmer’s market, I have been using tons of small mason jars and my kitchen is full. Overwhelmed by medium sized-mason jars, I wanted to put them to work! An idea that solved more than one problem, these herb gardens are adorable, functional and easy to make. Continue reading
Container gardening is a great way to bring plants into your life. Whether you live in an apartment or simply want more green in your life, knowing how to grow plants in containers is a must.
Pick out a container that fits your plant’s needs. Small plants work well in small containers and large plants in large containers. Ensure that there are a few holes at the bottom of the container for proper drainage. You can re-purpose old containers or run out to your local garden or hardware store to choose your favorite look. Trees can even be grown in old wine barrels. Remember that the size of your plant will determine what size container you need. Continue reading
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Anyone know knows me knows that I have an insatiable love of flowers. I love smelling them, growing them arranging them, eating them (the edible kind) and picking them at U-Pick farms. While my love of blossoms is huge, so is the amount of different species in the world. I’d never know some of the varieties of common favorites since there are so many hybrids and types, but I love the opportunity to dive into a specific kind. Continue reading
Gardening is one of my favorite past times. Doing it right is even more fun and growing with minimal effort is even more rewarding. Having the right equipment on hand while gardening will make everything go smoother which translates into healthier plants.
Here we overview some of the essential tools for gardening. We also go through some of the variations of the basic tools to find the absolute perfect tool for your project. Continue reading