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

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

On Being a Patient Gardener

On Being a Patient Gardener

As I’ve mentioned in the past, we moved to our new home last November.  When we moved, we brought our raised beds and the dirt that we had been using in them with us.  It wasn’t easy.  It would have simplified our move if we had just left it all behind and … Read more

Growing Great Tomatoes – Part Two

Growing Great Tomatoes

So, my “Growing Great Tomatoes” post is the post that has seen the most traffic so far since we’ve started this blog.  There are probably many reasons for that (one of which is certainly that my lovely friend Lauren linked to it), but still, it seems to be a topic that people … Read more