Garden

How to use the Sheet Mulch Method to Create a Garden Bed

How to use the Sheet Mulch Method to Create a Garden Bed

Sheet mulching is a permaculture practice for creating a garden bed that feeds your plants with nutrients and doesn’t require digging.  Instead, to sheet mulch you layer materials over the top of your soil to build a bed, beginning and ending with weed-discouraging ground cover. […]

How to Prepare Seedlings for Transplanting

How to Prepare Seedlings for Transplanting

Seedlings grown in indoors need a little bit of TLC before they are ready to be transplanted to their new garden home.  If you simply take a seedling from under a grow light and plant it in your garden, you may be very disappointed at […]

How to Build a Bean Teepee

How to Build a Bean Teepee

Bean teepees are a vertical gardening option for growing pole means. These bean towers are an awesome addition to your garden for many reasons.  First, they are a great example of vertical gardening – going up with your garden can help save space and allow you […]

How to Build a Covered Raised Bed

How to Build a Covered Raised Bed

There are a number of benefits to building a covered raised bed in your garden. It serves as a physical barrier to keep pests away (from rabbits to leek moths). It can extend your season by offering a shade cover. And it can keep your […]

How to Re-Use Old Potting Soil

How to Re-Use Old Potting Soil

Can you re-use old potting soil from empty planters? The short answer is yes. However, you’ll need to follow a few tips to ensure your new plants are happy and healthy. If you’re anything like us, things tend to get tossed in the shed at […]

How to Re-Grow Scallions from Roots

How to Re-Grow Scallions from Roots

This is going to be a short post. Because re-growing scallions at home is easy. It saves money, and it works in a pinch when you know you won’t be going to the store or harvesting more scallions soon. I don’t need to make you […]

How to Grow Sprouts in a Jar

How to Grow Sprouts in a Jar

Sprouts are basically seeds that have germinated and become young plants. They can be easily grown in batches at home with just a mason jar and a mesh lid. It takes about 3-5 days to grow your own sprouts at home. Why Grow Sprouts? Like […]

How to Grow Salad Greens Inside

How to Grow Salad Greens Inside

Growing salad greens inside is a great way to add homegrown produce to your plate year-round. With just a few simple supplies, and a few helpful tips, you can get a rotation of salad greens going that will grace your plate even when the ground […]

How to Start Seeds Indoors – Part 4: When to Plant

How to Start Seeds Indoors – Part 4: When to Plant

Wondering when to plant seeds indoors so you can get a head start on your garden? Here’s a hint – don’t plant everything at once. Each vegetable variety grows at a different rate, and has a different suggested planting time based on the date when […]

How to Start Seeds Indoors – Part 3: Planting & Caring for your Seedlings

How to Start Seeds Indoors – Part 3: Planting & Caring for your Seedlings

You’ve got all of your seed starting supplies, and you have decided what seeds you want to start inside, so now it’s time to plant your seeds. In some ways, planting seeds is as easy as soil + water + light, but there are some […]