Nature is amazing! As a gardener and farmer, I know how important it is to pay attention to the depths and spacing of plants when you lay seeds into the ground to ensure you are growing a stable, strong and successful crop. Sometimes, seeds slip through the cracks and accidentally get planted too close together. Instead of withering and dying, you’re left with a unique plant that has some strange characteristics. Continue reading
Growing plants is a skill that brings a lot of joy and excitement. But it takes more that sticking your thumb in a bucket of green paint. Studying all of the different aspects and cycles plants use to thrive unlocks plants’ hidden world that leads to growth. Here we look into the use of sulfur in plant growth. 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
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
Growing and propagating plants connects you to yourself, the environment, and the Earth. It can relieve stress, fight disease, improve memory, and so much more. We can provide ourselves with food, enjoy a walk in a forest, or catch a glimpse of a beautifully sculpted bonsai tree. There are endless benefits of growing plants but one thing that has always thrown me off is what to call a growing space in various situations. Here we review a few of the big names out there and a little about their connotations. Continue reading
Most of the fertilizers, soils and additives you use in the garden are labeled with an “NPK” value. But what is this mysterious combination of numbers and how does it affect your garden? Continue reading
Late winter into early spring can be a very exciting time to be connected to the outdoors. New growth can be seen on some plants while the daylight hours get longer and longer. The promise of a rich and bountiful growing season is right in front of us.
It is hard not to get a little bit antsy during this time of the year because it’s exciting to visualize the perfect set up for your growing space. Here are some tips on how to prepare your growing area to maximize the amount of fun and beauty you can have in the upcoming seasons! Continue reading