We previously discussed how to start your seeds indoors so that you would have big, strong plants to grow well in your garden when the weather is right. Before your plants can go into the garden, there are a few things you need to do to prepare them for success.
We’ve planned our garden layout, we’ve chosen our seeds, and now it’s time to think about planting them. While it may still be deep Winter in many areas, there are some seeds that can be started indoors now and in the near future.
As anticipation grows for planting season and we’re working on our garden plans, we should take into consideration the benefits of companion planting. Pairing plant friends together will benefit the growth of both varieties, while putting the wrong plants together can cause problems like attracting pests or stunted growth.
One thing we love to do in the dead of Winter is to plan the layout of our future garden. We keep ourselves warm with thoughts of soil and sunshine and the hope of a bountiful harvest. If you are looking to grow or expand your garden this year, now is the time to plan.
Whether you’re the type to set New Year’s resolutions or to just take it easy on the holiday, you can still enjoy some tasty traditions to start the new year. From sauerkraut and pork to collard greens and Hoppin’ John, many of us grew up eating some combination of green leafy vegetables and legumes on New Year’s Day.
During this time of year, we’re a little distracted from the ordinary everyday gardening concerns, because we’re focused on the holidays. It’s also a time for giving gifts. If you’re stuck on what to give someone, why not look at something from your garden?
While we are waiting for the weather to warm up and planting season to begin, it is a good time to do some maintenance on our gardening tools. Some simple, regular maintenance can extend your tools' life and help them work more efficiently when used.
Rosemary is a delightful herb with a pine-like scent and woodsy flavor that just seems to evoke the holidays. While it’s useful year-round, rosemary can be especially useful during the winter holiday season. It can be used for decoration, cooking, and making some thoughtful gifts.
When you’re deciding what you should plant in your survival garden, you want a strategy that works for you. If you’re trying to feed a whole family, you want to think about the problem from different angles so you can succeed.
Cover crops, also known as green manure are plants grown in your garden to improve soil condition. These crops are often planted at the beginning or end of the growing season to restore nutrients to the soil.