I didn't expect to see a big fat worm eating its way through one of my tomatoes when I peeked in between the overgrown branches to see if any new fruit had ripened. I'd been away for a few days at the Garden Bloggers Fling 2017, so as you can imagine, I was happy to be back in … [Read more...] about got yellow striped worms in your vegetable garden?
Garden beans are a staple in my garden. They're fun to grow and are quite beautiful. If you have ever browsed seed racks or flipped through a seed catalog, you quickly learned that there are LOTs of interesting bean varieties to choose from. So how do you pick the right bean for … [Read more...] about pick the right beans for your urban garden
I love to color my vegetable garden beds with lots of flowers. Coneflowers, Zinnias, Marigolds and Coreopsis and others add pops of bright color to my drab raised beds made of weathered gray wood filled with rich brown soil. I plant a few annuals throughout the garden, but I … [Read more...] about the beauty of deadheading garden flowers
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 … [Read more...] about why i’m planting cover crops next year
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 … [Read more...] about Recognizing ‘true’ leaves on plant seedlings