Sow Carrots in Summer
I have a suggestion. Why not sow carrots in summer too? You can harvest the early carrot varieties after just a few months!
How to Grow Peppers Outdoors
I wanted to grow peppers outdoors in my cottage garden this year. Here are my results!
Update: My Micro Dwarf Tomatoes
Most of the micro dwarf tomatoes I decided to grow here in Oak Hill Cottage Garden are doing just fine. I did the sowing already in November of last year. Here's an update!
Using bokashi compost in your garden
One of the best gardening decisions I've made is to start using bokashi. This method is so effective and easy. Give it a try!
Ripen tomatoes indoors
Don't put your tomatoes on the window sill to ripen. I ripen tomatoes in a cool and dark space instead. That way, I get enough tomatoes for months since they ripen gradually over time.
Tips on Growing Lettuce in Summer
It's the middle of summer, but it's not too late to sow new seeds. Why not try lettuce? It grows quickly and you can start harvesting it already in a few weeks. Here are my best tips on growing lettuce in summer!
Fast-Growing Leafy Geens
After garlic comes... Fast-growing leafy greens! I just harvested the garlic in one of my cottage garden beds and now it's time to plant lettuce, parsley and bok choy.
Why Is My Cabbage Splitting?
Two of my lovely cabbage heads look damaged all of a sudden. Has this happened to you too? This process is called cabbage splitting. Read more about how you can stop it below!
Growing Snow Peas in Summer
It's the middle of summer but it's not too late to sow snow peas. The peas actually grow really nicely in the warm soil. Here are three of my favorite tips on sowing snow peas in June.
Growing Rubino Red-Veined Spinach
Finally a spinach variety with a splash of vibrant red! I have tried several different red varieties in the past, but was always disappointed. This is the variety I have been waiting for!
How to Get Rid of Slugs in the Garden
After rain comes... Slugs. Knowing how to get rid of slugs is basically a must if you want to grow at home. I mainly use nematodes to fight the slugs in my garden.