Gardening Tips

New Video! How to Read a Seed Catalog

New Video! How to Read a Seed Catalog

You probably get seed catalogs in the mail at this time of year (and if not, what are you waiting for? Sign up for some!). Seed catalogs are more than shopping goldmines. They are a wealth of information about the plants you intend to grow […]

Does Snow Hurt the Garden or Plants?

Does Snow Hurt the Garden or Plants?

Does snow hurt – or help – your garden and your plants? Snow Can Protect and Insulate Plants Snow acts as an insulating blanket over soil and plants. A layer of snow traps air around the roots and soil, forming an insulating barrier against cold […]

July in the Garden

July in the Garden

I’ve been on the quiet side lately, blogging about once a week instead of my usual daily blather about all things gardens, gardening, and wildlife. I hope you don’t mind. Work has been busy, but more importantly, I’ve been busy in the garden, in the […]

Common Garden Pests

Common Garden Pests

This spring, we’ve seen an abundance of common garden pests ranging from the big (deer) to the small (potato beetles). Every garden is subject to some sort of pest. I don’t care how big or how small your garden, something else wants those vegetables, fruits, […]

Transitioning the Vegetable Garden from Spring to Summer

Transitioning the Vegetable Garden from Spring to Summer

This is the time of year when I transition the vegetable garden from its spring crops into summertime. It’s the time of year when we never seem to have enough room in the raised beds nor enough time to do all of the work we […]

Replacing a Raised Garden Bed

Replacing a Raised Garden Bed

This weekend, our project was replacing a raised garden bed. We build the original raised beds about nine years ago. Sun, water, and weathering rotted the boards. They were coming apart at the corners. It was time to replace the raised garden beds.   Replacing […]