The New Face of Natural Disaster in My Garden

Warning: this cute, innocent face belongs to a mastermind of evil! A few weeks ago, Riley (my beagle-German Shepard mix) masterminded the devastation of my budding little garden. This is a true story. It all started when my seedlings weren’t getting enough sunlight. Learn More …

DIY Raised Garden Beds and Selecting Good Soil

In previous posts, we outlined a few good pointers for selecting the site, design and materials for your garden as well as how to start your garden from seeds. Now we’re picking up with the details on constructing DIY raised Learn More …

How to Start a Garden: Seeds & Sowing Tips

Rather than just buying some seeds and just going for it–ahem, Patricia Rascon–I highly encourage you to plan your garden. These steps will help you understand your space, soil, and the sunlight that you have available. That information will help Learn More …

How to Start a Garden: Site, Design, and Materials

During our house hunt, my husband and I bypassed many beautiful homes because the lot wasn’t right for gardening. I was only comfortable with buying a home when I loved the flat, sunny, spacious lot just as much (okay, maybe Learn More …

3 Tips for Hardening Off Plants

Hardening off plants–or transitioning young plants from the safety of an indoor environment to the outdoors–isn’t an exact science. Knowing when to harden off your plants is a bit of a guessing game. Sure, you can flip to the back of your seed packs Learn More …

A Kinda Quick Guide to Companion Planting

Why You Should Try Companion Planting Companion planting establishes symbiotic relationships between fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers in your garden. By grouping certain plants together, both can reap benefits. Sometimes plants exchange or balance nutrients, or one plant protects the other, or Learn More …