Whats Growing – Spring 2020

It has been a long cold spring here in the Mid-Atlantic, both literally and metaphorically (thanks to SARS-CoV-2), and my garden is off to a slow start. That being said, I thought now may be a good time to check in and tell you what I have growing, how long they’ve been growing and what kind of progress they’ve made. Let’s start with with warm … Continue reading Whats Growing – Spring 2020

What does “succession planting” mean to you?

Often times when I am chatting with fellow veteran gardeners, I hear the expression “succession planting” thrown around. This term technically has four different meanings, all of which may be new and exciting options for the beginner gardener. In my previous experiences working with first-time gardeners, more often than not they have the notion that the seeds get planted all at the same time and … Continue reading What does “succession planting” mean to you?

A Green Thumb’s Toolbox

I know social media gets a bad rap for a number of reasons, but since becoming a member of the Instagram gardening community I have found myself continuously learning new techniques and becoming aware of more resources and tools than ever before. Not only are there gardeners contributing varying levels of experience but there are cultivators in all different growing environments. There are rooftop container … Continue reading A Green Thumb’s Toolbox

Spring Has Sprung 2020

Here in zone 7A, signs of spring are popping up all around us. Many varieties of trees and shrubs are heavily budded and early flowers such as Daffodils and Tulips are breaching the soil surface in vibrant green clusters, on nearly every lawn. Song birds can be heard attempting to lure in a mate and many can be witnessed collecting materials for nest building. It’s … Continue reading Spring Has Sprung 2020

Red & Blue Grow Lights: 5 Tips to Get You Started

I have had several inquiries recently about my use of grow lights for starting seeds inside, so I thought I would share my advice here for all of you to reference as well. There are several benefits to starting seeds inside in early spring. Not only does it extend the length of your growing season by 2-3 months, but it also gives you more control … Continue reading Red & Blue Grow Lights: 5 Tips to Get You Started