Carrot Love: Importance of Seed Spacing

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

From Garden to Greenhouse: What to Call Your Growing Space

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

Splitting Jade

Sometimes nature can be so simple, the complexity becomes amazing. I learned this by growing the leaves of succulents like jade to split them and create new plants. Jade plants can grow using only a single leaf so there’s no need to harm the plant at all! You can produce hundreds of new plants just from one single mother plant. The possibilities are endless! Continue reading

Using Clover in Sustainable Agriculture

Many of us have begun to realize that mono-cropping and other conventional farming practices are not only degrading the landscape but lack practicality.  So as a solution, we have to turn to the natural processes going on around us.

One of these solutions is to balance out the landscape with a diversity of plant species, each with its own function.  Since it is almost Saint Patrick’s Day, I wanted to focus on what clovers can do for the earth and how it may benefit your growing area. Continue reading