Last fall I planted my first cover crop. Like most urban gardeners, I thought cover crops were only for large scale farms. Farms like my granddaddy tended that were acres and acres wide. So I was surprised to learn that cover crops are perfect for urban gardens like yours and mine.
I bet you’ve heard the term ‘true leaves’ tossed around in the gardening community like common every day jargon. But if you’re new to gardening, the term may not be as obvious as experienced gardeners may think. Recognizing true leaves on your tiny seedlings and understanding what to do when they appear is critical to the success of your seed starting efforts.
One of the biggest challenges of outdoor photography is the presence of shadows. A shadow can loom over your photo like a cloud, distracting the viewer from what you want their eyes to focus on. Fortunately, there are a few simple things you can do to get rid of a shadow and shoot the photo you want.