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: Neighborhood cats are using my garden as a litter box. How do I stop them? Good question! (Ask your plant or gardening question.) There are a variety of reasons to keep cats out of garden beds. First off, their waste is very acidic and changes the chemical composition (PH) […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
How to save space, use less plastic, and grow better seedlings using soil blocks. This summer I have discovered something that may just change my greenhouse forever: Soil blocks! Even though most of my seed sowing for the season has already been done, I still wanted to try out this “new” technique. (“New” means new […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
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. They’re very popular and can also be one of the more spendy vegetable starts to purchase. So… Can you save money by starting them from seed? Well, I’d say it’s likely! As soon as the tomato starts roll in, the nursery storefront gets hoppin’! Tomatoes (especially those heirloom varieties right now) are one 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.