Trick To Grow The Best Garden Ever

Trick To Grow The Best Garden Ever There is only one trick and it’s the simplest one: planning. Plan what, how, and where to plant.  Plan how many of each plant.  Plan for some plant loss.  Plan for pests and disease.  Plan weed control. What should I plant? First you have to know your zone.  (Find that info here)  Then, you can decide what will grow best and when you should start/plant it.  Certain species of plants and veggies will … Read more

February Seeds To Start Indoors,

February Seeds to Start Indoors

February- Seeds to Start Indoors I live in zone 5, so you’ll have to adjust the schedule accordingly.  It’s approximately 12 weeks before our “last frost date” which is mid-May for my area.  You can figure your last frost date by putting your zip code in here. February seeds to start 12 weeks before last frost date: celery celeriac onions parsley peas spinach leeks impatiens pansies butterfly weed (asclepias) delphinium dianthus (sweet william) digitalis (fox glove) eucalyptus verbena **This post … Read more

September Already!?!

Wow.  September came in like a flash.  It seems like we just rang in the new year! It’s just about time to get to the “fall things” like cleaning up the yard, garden, and flower beds.  Preparing for winter.  Doing the autumn cleaning and preparing for the house to be closed up for months on end.  Wash the curtains and air everything out.  Wash away  the summer allergens. I love fall, but it’s sad at the same time.  This summer … Read more

Happy August!

I have a secret. I love this time of the year.  By the end of summer vacation, I am MORE than ready to send the kids back to school–especially the big ones with their attitudes.  Please tell me that I am not the only mom who feels this way!  I understand it’s not PC to say, or even think, that you want a break from your kids, but I did.  And I am definitely ready for days full of silence, … Read more