Poutine. Still need more convincing? Okay, okay...salt potatoes, french fries, home fries, mashed, baked, oven roasted, tots, hush puppies, the list of deliciousness goes on and on. Not to mention potatoes are low in fat and rich in potassium, magnesium, vitamins C and B6, iron and dietary fiber. Yes, please! I've also found that I … Continue reading Why should I grow potatoes and where do I start?
Sorry for the abrupt ending, my phone has a mind of its own today. Make sure you tape your planter up in a sunny window and keep a little water in the bottom. Have fun!! Final product hanging in a sunny window! Double Zahara Strawberry Zinnia
You may have heard people mention that they grow their fruits, veggies and flowers in raised garden beds and wondered why on earth they would fill a box with dirt rather than just planting directly into the ground or using pretty pots. I assembled a raised bed myself this weekend so I thought I'd share … Continue reading Why raised garden beds?
They're here!!! Your seeds have arrived, you've purchased some potting soil and you're ready to get started. You may have noticed that some of your seed packets suggest sowing directly (outdoors) and either they indicate a minimum temperature requirement or they state that you should wait until after the last frost. Other seeds require starting … Continue reading When do I plant these?
At this point you have decided on a gardening style that suits your desires and meets your lifestyle requirements. You've prepared a gardening environment, be it pots, raised beds or a nicely tilled plot, and you're ready for the exciting part -- buying SEEDS!! (the clouds part, crepuscular rays shine down and angelic singing can … Continue reading What does it all mean?
Like anything else in life, before you can establish a goal and devise a plan you must understand your motivation. Why do you want to garden? Do you want to provide organic produce for your family? Do you want fresh herbs so you can recreate your grandma's famous recipe? Maybe you'd like to breath a … Continue reading Why do you want to garden?
As a young professional the idea of starting a garden of your own may seem daunting. Ever spent hours googling immaculate gardens only to find yourself feeling overwhelmed? Did you think, "I don't have time for that" or possibly "that must be so expensive" or even the tried and true "maybe when I retire"?? You're … Continue reading Why start a blog?