Plants and gardens
Plants and gardens. How to: planting vegetables, fruits, flowers, herbs and more!
Marigolds: grow your own pest spray (Try this!)
Growing marigolds for garden pest spray, an easy to follow recipe. How to grow Marigolds and make your own bug spray. With their bright orange flowers, marigolds are known for attracting pollinators to the garden. Did you know they can keep away the bad bugs too? It's super simple to make them into an organic pest spray.
How to plant bulbs in fall for lots of spring blooms.
How to plant fall bulbs for lots of spring blooms. Proper planting technique and care of flowering bulbs like tulips, daffodil, crocus and more! Depth, tools, winter mulching and more tips and tricks to properly plant flower bulbs of all types. Tulips, daffodills, crocus and more!
Should you plant out of date seeds?
Seeds are packed for use during the current year, but now that they're on sale ...can we buy them for next years crops? Do you really need to buy new herb, flower and vegetable seeds every year for the garden? Here's what the date on a seed packet means and why your seeds might still be viable long after they've expired.
Succession planting flower beds after bulbs have died for the summer.
Learn to succession plant a flower bed! How to map out and re-plant the flower beds for blooms all summer long! By staggering how you plant blubs and annual bedding plant you can enjoy flowers in the garden every day, from spring till fall!
Uses for fallen leaves in your yard & garden
Uses for fallen leaves. How to use fallen autumn leaves in your yard or garden. Front compost to leaf mold, easy ways to use autumn leaves like mulching around the base of shrubs.
November gardening: What is there to do?
November gardening...what's left to do in the garden before winter? Just a few things, like deadheading flowers, protecting bushes from deer and cleaning up décor & fence. These fall chores are especially important in cold zones up North like 6 and above!
The Best Companion Plants for Beets
Companion planting is a great way to provide added benefits to plants naturally. There are some plants that you can plant along side beets to help with things like improving growth, improving taste, natural insect repellent, naturally add nitrogen to the soil, and beets add magnesium back to the soil which many leafy greens can benefit from. Learn more about companion planting with beets by visiting the site.
How to make a small winter compost bin
Make a winter compost bin. How to make a small winter compost bin to use during the coldest months. Winter composting tips and ways to make it easier! How to start and maintain a small compost bin even in freezing temps.