Millennial Gardener Feature Month – Intro

I am thrilled to announce that I will be featuring some of my fellow millennial gardeners over the coming weeks. As much as I enjoy sharing my gardening experiences with all of you, in hopes that I am helping you navigate your own green journey, I think it is critically important to consult a variety of sources when learning any new skill. I have therefore … Continue reading Millennial Gardener Feature Month – Intro

Summer Kickstart Garden Highlights

I typically keep my posts information oriented but I would imagine it’s hard to find a source credible if you don’t know anything about their personal experiences. So, I’m going to give you a brief overview of myself as a gardener and then give you the rundown on how my garden is doing today. This little munchkin, digging in the dirt with her dad, holding … Continue reading Summer Kickstart Garden Highlights

Squash: Planting, Pests, Pollinating, Productivity & Pasta Substitutions

If you are looking for a fast growing, low maintenance group of vegetables that has applications across multiple cuisines and seasons, then you’re in luck. Let’s talk about squash. Squash is typically divided into two categories; summer and winter. Summer squashes include yellow squash, zucchini, pan patty squash, etc. and are best eaten fresh. I personally have attempted several methods for preserving summer squash with … Continue reading Squash: Planting, Pests, Pollinating, Productivity & Pasta Substitutions

Why plant flowers with your veggies?

My husband is not a gardener. He provides assistance when asked and has certain vegetables that he requests be included but otherwise the garden is my thing. That being said, he’s a good man who pretends to be interested as I ramble on about my plants’ progress whilst walking him by the hand through my garden to look at improvements that I am certain he … Continue reading Why plant flowers with your veggies?

Magnesium & Phosphorous: A Colorful Conundrum

For the first time ever, this year, I have experienced two significant nutrient deficiencies. I mean, chromogenic transformation worthy nutrient deficiencies. I promised when I started this blog that I would share it all; the good, the bad and the buggy. That being said, here is my honest experience with magnesium and phosphorous. Magnesium: Magnesium is a mobile molecule that plants can pull from mature … Continue reading Magnesium & Phosphorous: A Colorful Conundrum

Rosemary: Perseverance & Propagation

Let’s talk about Rosemary. I bought a plant about four years ago and put it in a big Terra Cotta pot. It spent the warm months out on the patio and overwintered in our spare bedroom…until last winter. Yes, I neglected my Rosemary plant. Not only had I let it become completely root bound but I left it outside through our two coldest months, subjecting … Continue reading Rosemary: Perseverance & Propagation

A Tomato Crash Course for Beginners

I think it is safe to say that tomatoes are one of the most common features in gardens across the globe. In fact, there are people who designate their entire garden and gardening career to mastering the art and science of growing exquisite varieties of this household staple. I am going to provide a basic guide for the novice gardener but I encourage any of … Continue reading A Tomato Crash Course for Beginners