On more than one occasion I have stressed the importance of attracting pollinators to your backyard garden. Not only do they facilitate the pollen exchange that is necessary for the development of a mature fruiting body (aka your fruits and veggies) but they are part of the big picture food chain that includes predatory organisms responsible for keeping pest populations in check. At this time … Continue reading Pollinators Rejoice: 10 Flowers For Your Vegetable Garden
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 can be a fun activity to share with friends and … Continue reading Potting Up Spring Flowers
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 Continue reading Gardening activity for the kids!
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 be heard) I get it, you’re excited!! Hold your horses, … Continue reading What does it all mean?