Guest Blog Post by Adria Branch. For similar articles, check out My Survival Forum. I have seen some pretty elaborate gardens and it makes me wonder: Is there a purpose to the design or is it just aesthetically pleasing? With such a variety of designs it is hard to know which ones were designed with […] Finish reading: Garden Design Options for Growing FoodGuest Blog Post
It’s October and time to get planting! It’s too late to plant some flowers from seed in USDA Zone 9, with a few exceptions. Sweet peas can be planted now until January. They are one of my favorite flowers and have an amazing scent. To speed up sprouting, soak sweet peas for 24 hours before you […] Finish reading: October-Plant Fall Flowers & Vegetables!
It’s time for fall gardening! Fall doesn’t officially start this year until September 22nd, but late summer is a great time to start a fall garden in USDA zone 9. Leave a Comment I love hearing from fellow garden friends. What do you plant in fall? Please post where you live and your USDA zone […] Finish reading: Fall Garden Time is Here!Starting a Garden
What is Powdery Mildew? Powdery mildew is a white, powdery-like fungus that sometimes resembles bird droppings. The fungus is composed of tiny white spores that you can see with an eye loupe or a microscope. This unsightly fungus seldom kills plants, but can weaken them and leave them open to new infection by other diseases or by […] Finish reading: Powdery Mildew
Did you know that winter vegetables aren’t planted in winter, they’re planted in summer? Certain vegetable crops may need 6 weeks to a few months to grow from seed, such as cauliflower, cabbage, carrots, broccoli, collards, Brussels sprouts, and leeks. Now is also a good time to start mustard greens, beets, kale, spinach and herbs […] Finish reading: Plant Winter Vegetables in SummerVegetable Gardening
About two weeks after I planted the seeds for my fall salad garden, tiny seedlings began to grow. From what I could tell, most of the carrot, lettuce and beet seedlings came up! Sadly, this meant I had to thin the seeds, which is always a tough decision. Who stays and who goes? Who lives […] Finish reading: Salad Garden Sprouts!Cedarcraft Planter Garden
My post Confessions of a Not-So-Perfect-Gardener detailed my spring gardening flop. Happily, I’ve moved on and have planted a salad garden in my CedarCraft planter for fall. I created a salad garden with several varieties of lettuce, carrots, and beet seeds, onion transplants and a few cloves of garlic. I’ve tried to cram as many […] Finish reading: Fall Salad Garden
Eggplant is one of my favorite vegetables to eat, but this wasn’t always the case. This vegetable is much maligned by many people (and I can understand why). When I was a kid I absolutely hated it. However, for some reason my grandmother had the distinct impression that eggplant was my favorite vegetable. Our family […] Finish reading: Eggplant, love it or hate it?
Not long after planting vegetables, herbs and melons into my CedarCraft elevated garden planter and eclectic assortment of other containers, the weather turned cool. The plants seemed to be suspended in time, not growing at all. I peered at the plants everyday, and one day noticed that many of the leaves on food plants had […] Finish reading: Container Gardening Post #2
Container gardening is not something I thought I would end up doing. Growing up I’d always had a plot of land to grow food and flowers. This continued through my adult life until recently when I moved to a new town and rented an apartment. So far I haven’t found anywhere to live that has […] Finish reading: Container Gardening Post #1