Make your own starter pots from yogurt cups… Here’s how! If you’re like me, you’ve probably had a hard time finding inexpensive 3-inch pots for starting small plants or seeds. And if your family is like mine, you probably go through quite a few snack-sized yogurt containers. so -(starter pots) + (yogurt cups) = Problem […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Plant questions and answers! This week: My cat keeps climbing into my butterfly bush. I know he’s after the butterflies and hummingbirds. How do I stop him? (Ask your plant or gardening question.) Well, if your cat is like mine, you might have an ongoing battle on your hands! Here’s something you can try, though… […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It’s late June and it’s that time of the summer… The lavender is just starting to bloom out in the garden! So what to do with all of those lovely purple blossoms? You have a thousand choices, but one of my favorites is preparing to make dried lavender bouquets. Making lavender bouquets is probably the […]Continue Reading... 9 Comments.
It’s that time of year… time to start harvesting seed! In the past I’ve spend hundreds of dollars per year on plants for my garden. After a couple of years, I’ve seen how much money I can save growing my own plants from seed (literally down from ~$300 to under $100). As an extension of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tomatoes love to be warm. Here are some ways to build your own bell cover, row cover or temporary greenhouse on the cheap and keep those tasties toasty. I love tomatoes…. I love growing them and eating them fresh off the vine. My 5-year-old calls them “sports candy” and eats them, well… like candy! The […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Plant questions and answers! This week: What if my tomato plants outgrow their cages? Easy… stake! (Ask your plant or gardening question.) I’ve found that tomato plants often outgrow typical tomato cages. If this happens, you’ll need to stake. Get a three 5 to 7 foot tall stakes (or even sturdy sticks will do) and […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Plant questions and answers! This week: When do I harvest lavender? (Ask your plant or gardening question.) In my opinion, the best time to harvest lavender is while they are in full bloom. Hang them upside down or lay them flat to dry and make a lavender bouquet or wreath for the autumn holidays! If […]Continue Reading... No Comments.