Basil is an exceptionally easy herb to grow and an excellent choice for beginner gardeners. As easy as it is, it still need some special TLC to get the best out of your plant. First thing to note is that basil loves water and watering your basil regularly will keep it flourishing. However, you do … Continue reading Basil
Part 2: Celery Everyone is looking for ways to upcycle and recycle old and broken things, but how about recycling kitchen waste? Yes, you can compost it and give the nutrients back to your garden. However, let’s take a moment to be creative and explore regrowing kitchen scraps into new plants. Celery, among other common … Continue reading Regrowing Kitchen Scraps Pt.2
In the last few months I have learned quite a bit about the Cucurbitaceae family of plants. Consisting of nearly a thousand plant species, this family includes, but is not limited to, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, pumpkins, and gourds...to name a few. While I have been growing my fair share of zucchini and cucumbers, I still … Continue reading Cucurbits
As a beginner gardener, I love sharing all of the things I learn through my experiences, successes, and failures. Propagating strawberries was probably one of the coolest things I learned this year with our garden. I chose ever-bearing strawberries for my first time, since they produce less fruit over a longer period of time. Once … Continue reading Propagating Strawberries
When I started growing my own cucumbers and zucchini, I found that the seedlings that sprouted looked almost exactly alike. Luckily, I kept track of what we planted in our starters, otherwise I would have never been able to tell the difference. Even when the plants matured a little it was still quite a challenge … Continue reading Cucumber and Zucchini
We have made great progress with our garden this year. Our problems have mostly been with the seed starters. However, the seedlings that sprouted and took off have done quite well. Our green beans have taken off! They grew so well in the starters and have continued their growth in the garden. We already have … Continue reading Garden 2020: Progress in Motion
Our seed starters are sprouting and we have some new babies! Watching them grow is so satisfying and makes my heart happy. So far, out of all we have planted, we have baby zucchinis, green beans, and broccoli. Zucchini. One of our climbing vegetables for our trellis. Green beans. Another one of our climbing vegetables … Continue reading Garden 2020: Babies!
Spring/Summer 2020 Here we are again, time to start gardening. My husband and I have spent the last couple of months preparing for this time of the year: SPRING! This year we are much more prepared for our second attempt at a vegetable garden. Raised garden bed, compost, mycorrhizae tablets, and a trellis. Not to … Continue reading Garden 2020: Let’s Do This
Out of all of the seeds we planted in our garden, the okra was one of the few that really took off. Okra are very easy going plants, so all we had to do was plant them, water them, and watch them grow. The plants shot up and were bearing okra before we knew it. … Continue reading Genesis: Okra
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