DIY Quick Tip – Plastic Food Container = Mini Greenhouse

Fill with seed starting mix

Do you want to give seed starting a try, but aren’t ready to invest in all the equipment pro-gardeners tell you is necessary?  Or, are you an experienced gardener, but have run out of precious seed trays and room under the grow lights?   Well, the solution to both of these problems is cheap and easy!  … Read more…

Starting A Lawn In 5 Easy Steps

Spread The Dirt

After we removed the poor white trash not tub from our yard, we were left with a dead, blank, ugly space of compacted dirt and a few weeds for flare.  Do I have to tell you that this look doesn’t even come close to my dream of a perfect lawn this summer?  Nope.  Not one bit.  What this dirt patch … Read more…

Seedling Experiment Update

About 3 weeks ago, I thinned my seed trays to provide better growing conditions for my broccoli, cabbage, and chard sprouts.  At the time, my children couldn’t believe I was ‘killing my baby plants’, and they sure didn’t buy my explanation that thinning the crop was necessary for the greater good of the garden.  Well, my kids LOVE experiments, … Read more…

Hardening Off Seedlings Before Transplanting

My baby broccoli and cabbage seedlings have been loved and nurtured like a newborn baby for the past month.  Their lives have consisted of lazy, peaceful days indoors being watered regularly, feed when needed, kept at a sweet 70 degrees, brutally thinned, and being given  the bright, delicious light they crave.  They look big, green, strong and ready to transplant into the garden.  … Read more…

Compost Tea, Anyone?

compost tea tutorial

Compost tea, the beverage of choice for flowers and vegetables, at least in my garden.  Compost tea is organic, cheap, easy to make, and it is packed with the nutrients your garden needs to grow and bloom.  My seedlings also receive a nice drink of compost tea once they have developed 3 to 4 of their first true leaves.  This tea … Read more…