My Must Grow Plants: Culinary Herbs

Culinary herbs are so beneficial and easy to grow, even if you have very little space. Herbs are actually what I suggest people grow when they are just starting out as gardeners. Yes you can grow tomatoes your first gardening season, but to help gain confidence in the garden herbs are the place to start….

My Must Grow Plants: Food Crops

Deciding what to grow each season is exciting and filled with so many choices. In fact it can be overwhelming, especially for new gardeners. There are hundreds of options from dozens of seed catalogs. After you have been growing for a few seasons you will naturally find what works in your garden, what your family…

June Gardening Tasks

June in my growing area is considered warm within the “Arc of Seasons” method of looking at the year. Arc of Seasons is something I learned in my Garden Coach and Kitchen Garden training courses through Gardenary, taught by Nicole Burke. In the Arc of Seasons temperature ranges are broken up into four distinct seasons:…

What’s Been Happening In My Gardens

It’s the end of May and there has been so many things happening in the garden that I thought I would do a garden catch up with you as well as share a brief description of some of my growing spaces.  I have been changing things up again in my gardens, something I seem to…

Garden Greens Round Up

I wanted to share the garden greens series I did so you can see the current posts all in one place. There will be more to come as I feature more garden greens. Each post talks about the garden green, growing needs, nutrition information and flavors that pair well with them. Garden Greens: Spinach Garden…

Gardening YouTube Channels That Inspire Me

Life is about learning and growing and I would definitely call myself a life long learner. Learning and getting inspired from many teachers can show us the many different ways there are to garden. It is up to us to find our own way of gardening, but looking to others for inspiration or new ideas…

Container Gardening: Some Suggested Plants

When you have limited space or find an open spot in your garden you have the option of growing in containers. You will want to make sure that there is adequate light or choose plants whose light requirements fit the spot. I especially like using grow bags to fill in gaps in the garden or…

Tips For Transplanting Seedlings Into The Garden

As the time comes to transplant out seedlings whether they were started by us or bought there are some things we can do to help ensure that they thrive. Below are some time tested tips I have found that work for me.  Harden off seedlings by slowly acclimating them to the garden by setting them…

Dandelions, A Wonderfully Beneficial “Weed”

Dandelions are popping up right now where I live and depending on your temperatures they should be for you too. Growing up I loved making wishes on dandelion puffs, watching as they blew away. I also remember getting scolded for doing it because they were going to start growing everywhere. I didn’t see why it…