Think of it as recycling only better since you can keep eating fresh food for the price of one. Buy some organic lettuce, eat the leaves and re-grow the bottoms for more greens. Here are some crops you can re-grow from cuttings with little effort and a good yield. Lettuce/Bok Choy/Cabbage Celery Onions/Leek/Green Onion Garlic […]
Gardening is all about timing and sometimes luck, but mostly timing. There is a general schedule of growing that gardeners may choose to follow. If you are late to any growing season, don’t fret, you can catch up by transplanting seedlings into any garden. Seedlings are young plants grown from seed in small containers. These […]
You can grow plants in almost any container. Here is how to identify a good container for growing: Depth is more important than diameter (or width if you are working with a square/rectangle) to help roots grow larger which should increase yield. These numbers are minimum so an extra 2 inches in depth could make […]
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When you have a limited amount of space to farm, you want to make the most out of your designated planting area, containers included. One way to maximize your alloted space is to integrate some successive planting methods.
Successive planting, also known as succession planting, is a proven way to extend your growing season and yield by spreading out the planting of multiple crops or planting varieties with different maturity times. Here are some of the most effective successive planting methods:
Coffee is a lifestyle and part of daily routines the world over. That means there are a lot of leftover coffee grounds to keep our world population alert and moving throughout the day.
Did you know that those coffee grounds are brown “gold” for the garden? Here are a few uses:
The other day my hairdresser asked, “Did you know all baby carrots, even organic, are washed in chlorine?” After some research, I found a balanced account of the baby carrot controversy. Bottom line: I’d rather grow my own.
Kids, especially seem attracted to the “baby” in baby carrots. What’s cuter than a bag or day-glow orange stubs? Picking your own carrot from the ground. Without pesticides and factory farming, home-grown carrots are petite and most tasty when picked young.
But even with my community garden and backyard container garden, carrot planting can seem daunting. That’s when I remind myself to start small with one positive action, “You just have to plant a seed”, I say. Literally.