Every year in March and April, I start an insane variety of herbs, fruits, flowers and vegetables from seed. To me, nothing is more miraculous, more mysterious or more gratifying. They say you reap what you sow. I disagree. I plant small unpalatable things that cost almost nothing and weigh no more than grains of sand or small buttons. And yet, what I harvest tastes better and is more nutritious than almost anything I could buy and saves me more than $1,000 a year at the grocery store. I…
Harvesting seeds...All of our hard work earlier this year has given us some beautiful flowers (and butterflies & birds) to enjoy over the summer. Last fall when we were in our backyard playing I casually began to pluck off seeds from some of our plants thinking that it would be a good experiment to try - flowers from seeds. The experiment worked and gave us many "free" flowers!
Potatoes can be grow in a variety of ways. In this video, you’ll see two of the many ways to plant and grow potatoes. Learn how to plant potatoes in containers and in the garden soil along with other planting and harvesting tips.
Starting peas indoors is a great way to get a jump on the gardening season and avoid the risk of hungry hungry slugs. This would also be a great activity for young children, because the seeds are big and easy to handle, and the seedlings sprout in just a few days.