This year my garden has taken on new life. On a whim, I planted an entire 4x8 raised bed with nothing but flowers. I wanted to add more beauty to my garden and create a zen space where I could enjoy my morning coffee. I believed that adding flowers would be the change I … [Read more...] about attract pollinators to your garden
Basil is one of my favorite herbs to grow. It's an easy plant to grow indoors and out. I have a pot of basil growing right outside my kitchen and it requires very little maintenance which is perfect for my busy schedule. The most I have to do, other than an occasional watering … [Read more...] about grow bushier basil
I love onions. I think they're delicious in almost any dish. I use onions routinely constantly in my kitchen, so I always have plenty on hand. Sometimes I have too many, and they sprout in my pantry before I can use them. But that's not such a bad thing, because I plant them and … [Read more...] about sprouting onions – don’t toss them, plant them!
The lettuce, beet and radish seeds planted in my Burpee seed starter were off to a great start. Every seed nestled in its comfy little peat pot germinated as expected. I felt so happy the moment I peered through the clear dome of the "greenhouse" to find the first seedlings … [Read more...] about PLANT: how to prevent tall and floppy seedlings
Now that I've started composting, it is hard for me not to throw organic material into the compost bin. Composting coffee grounds, kitchen scraps, and yard debris like fallen tree branches and grass clippings helps reduce the amount of waste filing landfills, but most … [Read more...] about can I compost diseased plants?