It's that time of year again. Mother's Day is next weekend (hint hint) and Memorial Day is right around the corner. I've had a few friends reach out for tips and tricks about potting up spring flowers so I thought I'd share a few with all of you. It is a relatively easy task that … Continue reading Potting Up Spring Flowers
This morning I took some time to pot up a small Berggarten Sage plant that I had picked up from a local nursery. I thought it might be a good opportunity to go through the process of transplanting herbs from their tiny temporary containers into a bigger, more permanent location. No, that underscore is not … Continue reading Potting Up Herbs
Warmer weather has started to settle in here in the Mid-Atlantic and many ofmy vegetables and flowers that were sewn inside will need time to acclimate tothe elements before being transplanted into the garden. This process istypically referred to as "hardening" and I will admit, I strugglewith it. This year has been my most successful … Continue reading Transitioning from Greenhouse to Garden
Beans of all kinds are a classic gardening favorite. Green beans, soy beans, snake beans, broad beans, French, string, kidney, garbanzo, pinto, navy, lima...the list goes on and on. It's no wonder they make their way into gardens all over the globe. They're a great source of protein and dietary fiber as well as a … Continue reading What do I need to know about beans?
Let's talk about thinning. My more experienced gardeners are most likely very familiar with the thinning concept but for anyone who is trying their hand at gardening for the first time there is a good chance that you have read a seed packet that said, "thin to 3-5 inches" and thought...wait, what? Have no fear, … Continue reading What does “thinning” entail?
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