Gardening Tips and Tricks Category
January 18th, 2013 by hacks in Gardening Tips and Tricks
Saw this trick on the internet (so it must be true). After harvesting green onions, just snip the end off and trim the roots a little. Then just stick the end back in the ground so you can harvest it again. Well I tried it and Bonjour it really works. Heard this works with celery but I have not tried it yet.
July 2nd, 2011 by Marchelle Miller in Beans, Gardening Tips and Tricks, Garlic, Herbs, My vegetable garden, Peas, Plangarden News, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Vegetables, Zucchini
I always have hope but this year the garden is suffering. In Lubbock, Tx we have had no measurable rain since last october and this past June about 21 days of 100 degrees or over. Garden is SAD. So, off I go with plans for a fall garden but know very little about it. Any help will be great.
May 2nd, 2011 by Uncle Tom's in Gardening Tips and Tricks
To help with space in your garden and to help your garden grow better here is some “FYI”. Plant Radishes & Pole Beans together. Plant Luttuce & Beets together. Plant Corn & Pumkins together. Plant Bush Beans & Potatoes together. Plant Cabbage & Thyme together. Plant Cucumbers & Peas together. Plant Onions & Tomatoes together. Plant Parsley & Asparagus together. DO NOT plant Broccoli with Tomatoes, Pole Beans or Strawberries.
February 5th, 2011 by pkingsley in Anything goes, Beans, Compost, Corn, Garden Problems, Gardening Tips and Tricks, Garlic, Herbs, Melons, My vegetable garden, Peas, Plangarden News, Potatoes, Recipies, Tomatoes, Uncategorized, Vegetables, Zucchini
Just new to the site. I garden every year, but laST 2 YEARS HVE BEEN AWFUL. I’m getting ready to start my cold weather plants…yaaa. means spring not to far away!! . I live in northern michigan just below Mac Bridge. I think i might try some container gardening this year.
August 14th, 2010 by dragynmyrlin in Gardening Tips and Tricks
I have learned much this year and as a result I expect to be better prepared for next year and have an even better garden. Pumpkins, for example, need to be carefully tended to prohibit squash borers from taking up residence. I will use foil, Sevin and any other method I can find to prevent them from eating my vines. I expect upwards of 20 pumpkins but will be lucky to get 5 nice ones. Potatoes don’t grow as well in bags as expected, so will discontinue that practice. I have been offered unlimited garden space next year and will take my big crops to the old farmstead. Potatoes will be hilled in the ground, pumpkins, corn, squash and perhaps more onions will be done there. Peppers do not do so well in pots if there is not enough dirt. Must use more dirt and a cover to prevent weeds. Onions MUST be on top of soil and if I want them to be large, I must start with seeds or buy transplants, not sets. You only get small onions with sets. Cantalope, oh yes, going to the farm along with watermelon, need more room to prevent powdery mildew. Tiny watermelon are cute, but they are barely enough for two people to eat. Need to find a midsize watermelon and let them spread out more. I need to space my lettuce planting out more so I don’t get 10 pounds ready to eat in two weeks time. Carrots need perfect soil. If you have rocks or wood chips or other materials you will get weird shaped carrots.
There is no replacement for rotted manure. Too bad it’s so hard to find. Plan my watering system before it’s time to use it. That way when you find they no longer make some of the parts, you can make a different plan. Most importantly, make sure you know what you are buying. Strawberries that are on clearance are there for a reason. Alpine strawberries are super sweet but you can’t grow enough on 40 plants at the same time to make one pie. Next time, bring a veggie book with you or have access to the internet at the nursery.
May 22nd, 2009 by kristincrowfire in Anything goes, Compost, Gardening Tips and Tricks, My vegetable garden
I am very excited because I finally planted my veggies and herbs in my square foot gardens. The process took all week because I had to wait for my husband to build 2 2′x4′ boxes and then make stands for them. I have them on my very sunny deck, so they are sure to thrive in this hot Texas summer.
Because I started so late, I went with plants rather than seeds, so I am already on my way! Soon we will have tomatoes, bell peppers, zucchini, cucumbers, lettuce, tomatillos, yellow squash, serrano peppers, sage, parsley, cilantro, mint, lavender and oregano.
Everything is organic and I used the recommended mixture of vermiculite, peat moss and composts for square foot gardening. For more specific details, please see my daily log.
April 22nd, 2009 by abbott2 in Anything goes, Garden Problems, Gardening Tips and Tricks, Plangarden News
April 10th, 2009 by firstname.lastname@example.org in Gardening Tips and Tricks, My vegetable garden, Uncategorized
Does anyone have any suggestion for gardening in northern central pa?
March 23rd, 2009 by onetallartist in Gardening Tips and Tricks, My vegetable garden
Today a new adventure and learning experience, garden blogging. Spring is here and the much needed rain and warmer temperatures make the garden more rapidly come alive. It is so exciting to see most of the 175 onions that I planted last Fall growing into bigger bulbs. The 20lbs of potatoes seem quite comfortable in their new home a 8′x16′ raised bed that is shared with a Scarecrow and a variety of flowers. Although it is much too windy to do anything constructive outside, at least my chickens are comfortable in their new coop built last weekend. Just in time for the new little chicks to arrive Apr 2nd.
Happy gardening and blessings until next time
March 22nd, 2009 by abbott2 in Anything goes, Compost, Garden Problems, Gardening Tips and Tricks
stats for Average US Diet needs 15,000-30,000 sq ft
assuming average amounts of Vegetables,fruits,grains,beans,eggs,milk,cheese And meat are eaten.
using Biointensive Method including crops that produce a high level of caloriesper unit of area needs 4,000 Sq Ft. source ,John Jeavons how to grow more vegetables, and fruits,nuts,berries,grains and other crops. plus soil fertility sustained.
” Jeavons approach hasdone more to solve poverty and misery than anything elsewe’ve done” Bob Bergland U.S. Secerary of Agiculture.