What do I plant and when? This is the biggest obstacle for most people just getting into gardening. Maybe they’ve gone to the big box store and bought a tomato plant, put it in the ground, and then it didn’t produce anything before it died. It is easy to feel defeated and convince yourself you … Continue reading Get Yo Harvest On: Fall Garden Planning, Part 1
On Friday (02/15/2019) after a post-Valentines Day date with Amanda, I sowed two new crops I haven’t tried before, Minuet Chinese Cabbages and Green Onions. The Minuet is a Napa type of cabbage, and we bought it to make some live-cultured sauerkraut. Transplanting is recommended, but we do not yet have our seed starting … Continue reading What’s Growing: Sauerkraut and Pickles
Want to have successful sprouting plants? Buy seeds where producers buy seeds. I’ve been to several small organic farms in various states, spent time in college horticulture departments, and have heard from various county extension agents. You know what they all don’t do? They don’t buy their seeds from a big display at a store … Continue reading “Why isn’t my plant sprouting?” Maybe, because you bought the seeds at a dollar store, Sharon.
As of Jan 31, 2019, we have Parsley, Malabar Spinach, and Radishes in the test garden. Parsley is slow to germinate and needs to be soaked overnight to assist it sprouting. Same with the Malabar Spinach. We very scientifically eyeballed an amount and dumped it into a half pint mason jar with some water. Oddly, … Continue reading What’s Growing: My Own Salad Bar
Ever notice how every seed packet says the plant grows best in loam soil? Loam is the perfect balance of sand, silt, and clay which allows for the best drainage and soil nutrition. The thing is, most people don’t live in an ideal, well-balanced world with perfect soils. So what happens then? Here is what … Continue reading Raised Beds: A Small Garden Solution