Knowing Your First and Last Frost or Freeze Dates

Knowing Your First and Last Frost or Freeze Dates

So, for a lot of you who read this blog, this information may be trivial.  It may seem incredibly simple, but for others, it will be helpful. You see, not all of us are good about keeping a calendar or a garden plan or a journal reminding us of when the first … Read more

Starting Seeds with Grow Lights

Jump Start 4' T5 Grow Light System (Stand, Fixture & Tube)

I was having some trouble starting seeds this fall. I would get my pots all set.  I filled them up with a wet seed-starting mix.  The seeds were planted at just the right depth and then nothing would come up or the seeds would sprout but then grow really, really slowly. So, … Read more

Homemade Insecticidal Soap

Homemade Insecticidal Soap

You guys. I feel almost guilty about posting this recipe!  It is so simple, so easy and so cheap.  But let’s not start there, shall we?  Let’s start at the beginning. You see… I had a bit of an aphid problem in my garden.  A few plants had aphids and since we … Read more

Preserving Basil 101: Tips, Tricks and The Basics

Freshware Silicone Mold, Chocolate Mold, Candy Mold, Ice Mold, Soap Mold for Chocolate, Candy and Gummy, Peanut Butter Cup, 30 Cavity

Fall is beginning to set in and cooler weather can be felt in most of the country.  We’re even below 100 degrees this week!  Finally!  Some relief! For those of us who garden, this immediately turns our minds to our gardens and what the change of weather means for our plants.  One … Read more

Where to Buy Seeds

Where to Buy Seeds

As with most things these days, there are more options for where to buy seeds then most people can handle. Personally, I’m mostly pretty basic.  I head to my local nursery to get what I need each season, but I have been known to order some online.  For today’s post, I did … Read more

Simple Seed Viability Test

"Fall Back" 10 Organic Vegetable Seeds to Plant in Late Summer By Botanical Interests in Gift Box

I love buying seeds. My local nursery makes it particularly enticing by carrying row after row of the beautiful Botanical Interest brand seeds but I even love to go to Home Depot and browse their racks of Burpee and other more common brands. Most seasons I’ll buy way more seeds than I … Read more

Fall Gardening 101

Fall Gardening 101

To me (and a lot of people, I suppose), fall is the best time of the year.  Of course, the fall where I live doesn’t really start until late November but still, it is pretty magical. One of the best things about fall is gardening!  I love having a fall garden.  In … Read more