Month: July 2021
How to grow black salsify: Mulching
It can be very challenging to grow vegetables when it's hot and dry outside. I try to use mulch as a way to protect my plants in summer. This is how I grow black salsify with the help of mulch.
Cutting, pinching off and pruning tomato plants
I want to get a good harvest from my tomatoes outdoors. Of course, this means a lot of pruning! I have a few methods of pruning tomato plants I wanted to share with you.
How To Harvest Beets
How do you know when it's time to harvest beets? Here are a few telltale signs.
Why should I transplant potato plants?
Can you transplant potato plants to any spot in your garden? I say yes. And there are plenty of reasons why you should.
No-dig gardening: Creating new raised beds
I often use the no-dig method to create new raised beds here at home. My latest goal is to make beautiful flower beds with this method. Read this post to learn how it's done!
Growing vegetables in dry conditions
It's been insanely hot this summer and my vegetables are starting to suffer. But don't get too discouraged yet. There are plenty of things you can do to be successful even if you're growing vegetables in dry conditions.
Harvesting fava beans
My beautiful fava beans are some of the best smelling plants in the kitchen garden. And the flowers have just started to produce large, fresh pods filled with delicious different-colored beans.
Columnar Trees for the Cottage Garden
My cottage garden is so small, but I don't want to give up my dream of growing fruit trees here. The solution? Columnar trees!
How to grow jostaberries at home
Jostaberries are the perfect cross between gooseberries and blackcurrants. Jostaberry marmalade is already one of my new favorites at the breakfast table!
Save your potato plants for a second harvest
My first harvest of potatoes was quite small, so I'm going to save my potato plants to get a second harvest later in summer.
Plants that cause burns and blisters
We had an accident a few years ago when my kids got burns and blisters from some of the plants in my garden. The plants that cause burns might not be the ones you think though!