We’ve got a whole new yard to work with this year for the garden. A roomy yard with a sunny corner, thanks to a large, recently felled tree branch. Despite the month, it feels like spring here – warmer weather and plenty of sunshine lately, with longer days and cool breezes. This morning we received… Continue reading Springtime Garden Notes: Starting a Garden
For two years, I had a rusted old pair of short clippers that I “borrowed” from my dad’s tool shed. At first, they got the job done (albeit with some hacking and struggling), but after my brother and roommate “borrowed” them from me (I’m noticing a pattern here…) to attempt to cut away their… Continue reading Product Review: Fiskars Gardening Tools
Some people shake their heads when I tell them my chickens have names, especially after the emotional loss of Georgina-Henrietta and Eloise. But today when I got home from work and school, a bit tired and more than a bit crotchety, three little chicks chirped, flew around their brooding box, and then happily danced under… Continue reading Names
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)
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?
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
Let’s face it: not everyone has the space (much less the time) to devote to a Jeffersonian vegetable patch. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a great veggie garden. Whether you’re using a simple raised bed, a few planters on your patio, or have an acre of neatly organized rows, here are some vegetable… Continue reading Veggie Garden Ideas for Every Sized Yard