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
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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
Asters are perennials, which means they will return to your home garden year after year. Their star-shaped blooms offer a vibrant display of color from summer to frost in late fall. Asters have become a particular favorite of mine because they bring a needed pop of color to my … [Read more...] about preparing asters for winter
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!