Whenever I can I like to use organic fertilizers. People ask me all the time how I grow such mammoth rhubarb plants and I always grin and I say I’m not sure. That grin should be a tell all – I do know, I’m just not telling. Until today. Fish pellets as fertilizer is the secret.
Test Your Soil For Lead Before Planting Your Garden
If your garden is located near or next to a home, barn or additional structure that was built before 1978 test your soil for lead before planting your garden. Otherwise, you might be ingesting lead through your plants or tracking lead-based soil into your home. Continue Reading →
I’m a person that likes to see and hold my bulbs in my hand when selecting garden plant bulbs. So, ordering my bulbs from an online source is out of the question for me. But, sometimes, it happens that I have to order online. In that case I cross my fingers and hope I get good ones. After they arrive I still go over the 4 simple steps below. If they fail, the postmaster will get them back. Continue Reading →
It was a cold and rainy day today. The rain let up just enough for me to be able to film this short planting garlic video.
In Wisconsin we can plant our garlic in fall or spring. I plant my garlic in anywhere from late April – the end of May if planting in Spring. After the danger of frost. In fall, late October or early November.
Garlic is neither a spice or an herb. It is a relative of shallots, leeks, chive and onions. I use garlic in just about all my dishes. Growing it is enjoyable and simple.
To amuse myself today, I created a video on how to plant and care garlic for your viewing pleasure.
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Growing garlic in Wisconsin, means I need to plant my garlic cloves during September or October to allow the cloves to produce a roo...
How To Care For Houseplants When You Go On Vacation
How To Care For Houseplants When You Go On Vacation. There was a time when I would hire a house and pet sitter for our home. At the time, we had 2 dogs and our children came with us during our travels. Back then, it was easier and less of a headache to just have a house sitter/pet sitter water our plants for us when she was letting out the dogs.
This DIY cold frame garden box was designed for garden boxes in areas of the country that receive frost. You can plant your vegetables earlier in the season and maintain them later in the season as well.
Today, I’m repotting a money plant. The money tree plant is a hardy, climbing plant that will grow in just about any soil or even flourish in water. Besides being called a Money Plant it is also called Devil’s Ivy and Golden Pothos. Continue Reading →
Water Rooting Lemon Grass – This was a project my daughter and I worked on last year. It worked really well! Just be sure to keep the pot watered well and bring the lemon grass in when the temps fall below 50 degrees.