Save Your Seeds & Swap Them

If you’re new to the gardening game you may not know that there are groups out there that organize events known amongst the gardening community as a “Seed Swap.” These range from small affairs held locally to entire nonprofit organizations that facilitate the exchanging of seeds. One such example is the Seed Saver’s Exchange (www.seedsavers.org) which allows you to list your available seeds on their … Continue reading Save Your Seeds & Swap Them

Freeze Your Crops For Post-Garden Goodness

If you have attempted to preserve your favorite garden goodies then you know there are some that keep well and some that do not. Root vegetables and winter squash notoriously have a lengthy shelf life (for produce), but for some crops a cool dry storage area just isn’t enough. Fortunately, in 1940 the United States was introduced to home freezer units. I know what you’re … Continue reading Freeze Your Crops For Post-Garden Goodness

Work/Garden Balance: The Struggle is Real

It’s been a long week. Long days at work…stressful days. Days when I have had very little time to spend in my garden. People think that if you garden, you must be 100% committed, every single day. I assume that this is the reason, more often than not, that I get the “I just don’t have time” response. Do not be fooled, ladies and gentlemen, … Continue reading Work/Garden Balance: The Struggle is Real

Millennial Gardener Feature Month – Closing Remarks

My time at plot #55 has provided me with countless learning experiences but my successes would have been far fewer had it not been for the support of the gardening community. This is the reason why I reached out to some of my fellow millennial gardeners and asked them to share their stories with all of you. I hope that you enjoyed reading their posts … Continue reading Millennial Gardener Feature Month – Closing Remarks

Millennial Gardener Feature Month – Sarah

Sarah, like many millennials, is caught up in the hustle and bustle of planning a wedding. That being said, she has not let that keep her from putting her green thumb to work. She has a beautiful set of raised garden beds that I am just thrilled to share with you! Name: Sarah Shelmidine State: New York Grow Zone: 4 Gardening style: Raised bed How … Continue reading Millennial Gardener Feature Month – Sarah

Millennial Gardener Feature Month – Emily

Know any brides who put a beautiful set of planters on their wedding registry? I do — this millennial green thumb, right here! Emily has wasted no time in turning the house she shares with her husband into a beautiful, thriving home. And I mean thriving! Look at how lush and healthy her plants are!! Let’s see what advice she has to share with the … Continue reading Millennial Gardener Feature Month – Emily

Millennial Gardener Feature Month – Andrew

Are you a part of the rat race that is corporate America? (or any other part of the world for that matter) Do you find yourself struggling to make time for anything other than work? Stressed? Overwhelmed? Need a break? Maybe it’s time for you to take a page out of Andrew’s book and give gardening a try. Multiple studies have revealed the therapeutic benefits … Continue reading Millennial Gardener Feature Month – Andrew

Millennial Gardener Feature Month – Amee

If you have ever participated in a community garden then you know one of the best parts is walking around and observing each gardener’s masterpiece. It is a place where they can come to freely express themselves and there is a great deal to be learned from their efforts. One of my favorite things to do when I visit our local community garden, where I … Continue reading Millennial Gardener Feature Month – Amee