Growing Garlic

If you have ever tasted home grown or local farm grown garlic you know it is far superior in flavor to what you can buy in the grocery store. Garlic is an easy crop to grow and planting it in October/early November will ensure you a bountiful harvest next July – which will keep you […]

Droopy Hydrangea?

Is your hydrangea droopy?  Are the flower heads kissing the ground?  I will tell you this… The majority of the time it isn’t about the lack of water and most likely you are over watering thinking it will help perk up those lovely hydrangea heads.  What is really going on is the fact that the […]

Rules of Container Gardening

-There are no rules!  kinda, sorta, well a couple… When it comes to container gardening and rules I usually say, “rules schmoolz!  You do what you want.”   Well, that is not entirely true.  Just as in life there are rules, guidelines if you will.   Always use your directional when making a turn,  look both ways […]

BASIL- the world’s most popular herb

What to and how to-   Basil likes it hot, so wait to plant it until the daytime temperatures are above 70 degrees and night temperatures STAY above 50.  Any chill will cause the leaves to blacken and curl.    Basil needs rich organic well drained soil, and basil loves the sun.   To harvest, take off […]

Basic Veggie Gardens_Part 1

Where do you start?  From the ground up of course! Growing your own vegetables can be the most gratifying hobby you do and also the most flavorful.  Believe it or not it is also relatively easy as long as you start correctly from the ground up.  There are three basic ways to grow edibles: containers, […]