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 

How to Start Seeds Indoors: Part 2 – Choosing which Veggies to Start Inside

How to Start Seeds Indoors: Part 2 – Choosing which Veggies to Start Inside

Starting seeds indoors is an outstanding way to decrease the costs of home vegable gardening, and to get a jump start on the season. With just a few supplies to get you started, you can grow your own vegetables from seed for just a fraction 

How to Start Seeds Indoors – Part 1: Supplies

How to Start Seeds Indoors – Part 1: Supplies

If you have a vegetable garden of any considerable size, starting seeds indoors is well worth the effort. Starting your own seeds allows you to choose from many more varieties of your favorite vegetables. Seedstarting is also less expensive, after an initial investment. You can 

How to Store Carrots

How to Store Carrots

Storing carrots is a great way to extend the garden season and supply your own vegetables well into the winter. Carrots are fairly easy to grow in large quantities and can be stored a number of different ways. Here are three options for storing carrots