Bamboo Garden Trellis Tutorial

The garden peas and sweet peas have been planted, but they have nothing to grow on, and I best remedy this situation before their shoots emerge and reach for support.  Bamboo is one of my favorite materials for staking and building supports for vegetable plants, and visitors to my garden often ask me about my bamboo creations.  Its attractive, strong, and will last for … Read more…

Presoaking Seeds DIY Quick Tip

Many moons ago, a friend of mine, who is a gardening guru, suggested that I presoak my pea and sweet pea seeds before sowing them.  Why in the world would I do that?  Well, because seeds require moisture for germination.   Moisture breaks down the seed coat, hydrates the seed’s enzymes, and hydrates the food supplies.  When these things happen, the seed begins to … Read more…