Today was the kind of day that made me want to start a gardening blog. And then I remembered… I already have a gardening blog! After a winter hiatus from gardening (and blogging), I’m getting back into the swing of things. Seeds went into the ground last week, and the chickens they are a-laying. Gardening… Continue reading Spring Inspiration
YC recently moved into a rental house, and we used the long weekend to build some elevated raised garden beds. These are built a little over a foot off the ground so that they won’t kill the grass – perfect for rental houses and apartments! These are very easy to build – took about 30-45… Continue reading Elevated off-ground garden beds (with plans)
Today, I tasted the first hot, sweet tomato of the summer, plucked right off the tomato bush. Weeks of waiting for a small, green tomato to redden in the sun were rewarded as the juices dripped down my hand and ran towards my elbow with the first bite. The smell of warm, wet tomato leaves… Continue reading Hot tomato
Discovery of the day: mint roots in water! I picked some mint last weekend to bring with me to Tejas, and today I discovered roots. Interestingly, I cut some spearmint and some orange mint, but only the spearmint has rooted so far. Those suckers are going in the ground tomorrow! Maybe the orange mint will… Continue reading How to root mint cuttings
I survived the first week of my internship — made it to the three-day weekend. Only eleven more weeks to go! My brother who’s watching my house has been sending me survivor packages in the form of garden photographs, and I swear, my eggplant has grown a foot in the week since I was home.… Continue reading How does my garden grow?
A little tip for growing tomatoes: crush or grind eggshells and spread them at the base of your tomato plants. They will love the calcium released from the eggshells over time. Don’t have time to crush eggshells and sprinkle them on your garden every time you use eggs? Save them up in a bowl in… Continue reading Tomato tip: crushed eggshells
1. If you have chickens, let them till and fertilize your soil for you in the early spring. Pen them in your garden using stakes and chicken wire for a few hours each day. They will eat bugs, till your soil, and provide excellent fertilizer. 2. There are lots of plants you can grow from… Continue reading 10 Tips for a Cheaper, Easier, and More Productive Garden