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
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
If Peter Piper had been any good at gardening then he would have been picking far more than a peck. Peppers are easily my favorite things to grow in the garden and it is partially because they are SO prolific. I grow only 2 or 3 plants for each variety (this year we’re growing 8 varieties) and we still end up with buckets, yes literally … Continue reading Peppers Peppers Peppers
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
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 laundry list of other nutrients including but not limited to: … Continue reading What do I need to know about beans?