Archive for the ‘Gardening’ Category

Gardening in a Strange New World

For those of us who remember life before personal computers, when your phone was attached to the wall and there were only a handful of TV stations and they actually signed off at night, social media is a very strange thing. Almost Sci-fi. The fact that you are reading this, likely many miles away, would [...]

February 17, 2015  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Addiction, All About Seeds, Gardening  No Comments

Beat Those Winter Blues by Growing Some Green

There are a number of edible plants that are easy to grow indoors, and help make the winter go by just a little faster. Here are a few we suggest: 1. Micro Tom Tomatoes are the smallest growing tomato plant, only getting to a height of about 8 inches. In just less than 3 months [...]

February 14, 2015  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Container Gardening, Extending the Season  No Comments

Fresh Food Year Round – You Can Grow That!

In some regions of the country they can grow fresh food year round because the weather is well suited for it. For the majority of us though, as you can see from the picture of our yard, it’s a challenge. And in some areas, it is for opposite reasons- it just becomes too dang hot. [...]

February 5, 2015  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Extending the Season, You Can Grow That!  No Comments

The Colors of Vegetables – Is it Just Eye Candy?

You probably have heard terms like phytonutrients and antioxidants used when people are talking about nutrition, or maybe when they are trying to sell you a food product. It is part of the same idea of eating a rainbow, in that by choosing a variety of different colored fruits and vegetables, you will get a [...]

January 25, 2015  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: FAQs, Gardening  No Comments

4 Natural Ways to Keep Squirrels Out of Your Garden

Often referred to as Tree Rats by aggravated gardeners, squirrels can do a lot of damage. They can jump 6 ft. straight up, and have been known to use sunflowers as a mode of transportation; snacks included. Fencing does little to stop these pests, unless it is an electric fence. Squirrels enjoy taking just a [...]

November 28, 2014  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Gardening, Techniques & Issues  No Comments

13 Items to Upcycle for Indoor Growing

There are a number of items you may be recycling that can save you some money when it comes to indoor growing. You can start seeds in a lot of clean containers, such as: 1) Yogurt Cups 2) Plastic produce containers 3) Empty toilet paper rolls 4) Likewise, scaled down paper towel rolls 5) Aluminum [...]

November 22, 2014  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: All About Seeds, Extending the Season, How to Grow  2 Comments

12 Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs to Grow Indoors

When it comes to larger financial decisions, my husband and I hold off unless we both agree. Usually, when one person doesn’t want to spend the money, the other one finds creative ways to talk him into it. And so it was with an unheated room that would be a great place to not only [...]

November 16, 2014  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Container Gardening, Extending the Season, Garden Projects, The Experiments  6 Comments

5 Types of Season Extenders

There are a number of ways you can get more growing time for your garden. Which you choose will depend on your budget, the size of your garden, and the extent to which you want to grow in the cold weather. Here are a few to consider: 1. Cold Frames Not only good for starting [...]

November 14, 2014  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Extending the Season, Gardening, Keeping up with the Joneses  No Comments

Forever Food – You Can Grow That!

When most people think of perennial edible plants, they probably think of apple trees and berry bushes, and that’s a great start. Fruit trees will bear for decades, berry bushes and canes give out new growth each year, grapes new vines, and even strawberries reproduce themselves providing younger, more vigorous plants. But you don’t have [...]

November 4, 2014  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Gardening, How to Grow, You Can Grow That!  2 Comments

Winterizing the Garden

It’s spring in Australia, and just cool enough now that our southern neighbors are starting their fall gardens. Areas north have already received snow. Here in Northeastern Pa. it’s time to put most of the garden to bed for the winter. There are a number of ways you can do this, this is what’s happening [...]

October 25, 2014  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: FAQs, Gardening, Techniques & Issues  6 Comments