5 Simple Tips for Seed Starting Success

It’s that time of year friends. Seed catalogs are arriving daily and gardeners of all sorts are evaluating their seeds stocks, shopping with reckless abandon and preparing seed starting materials. Yes, Spring is less than two months away and we want to be ready to greet her with the warm embrace that is a collection of robust seedlings, ready for the annual migration to their … Continue reading 5 Simple Tips for Seed Starting Success

“Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder”

I know that the winter solstice is several weeks out, but my fall garden seems to have abruptly turned a corner this weekend. Last week I was harvesting several lasts; last of the carrots, last patty pan squash, last eggplants and tomatoes. The excitement of so much harvesting was quickly followed by the letdown that is a desolate garden. Don’t get me wrong, there are … Continue reading “Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder”

Food for Thought: Fall Plantings

Gardening, much like all things in life, is all about perspective. The fun part is how that perspective changes throughout one’s gardening journey. In my case, one aspect of my gardening perspective that has changed dramatically over the last five years is how I view succession planting. Specifically, planting in late summer for a fall harvest. When we moved to Maryland (zone 7a) I was … Continue reading Food for Thought: Fall Plantings

Seed Saving: Cucumbers

We’ve survived the dog days of summer, and as autumn creeps in our plants start to look exhausted. Growth slows, the leaves may take on a yellow tinge or start to curl under, and productivity drops; the season’s end is approaching. Now is a good time to start weighing your options for seed saving. Do you have any heirloom or open-pollinated varieties growing in your … Continue reading Seed Saving: Cucumbers

Millennial Gardener Feature Month 2020 – Tara

Another glorious Tuesday, another fabulous feature! This radiant soul not only cultivated a thriving kitchen garden but she repurposed an old fence to build her own beautiful raised bed. Tara’s can-do attitude set her up for a successful first year of gardening here in the Mid-Atlantic; let’s see what she has growing! Name: Tara Jensen State: Maryland Grow Zone: 7a Gardening style (container, raised bed, … Continue reading Millennial Gardener Feature Month 2020 – Tara