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Organic Fertilizer Recipes: How to MacGyver Up a Custom Blend ⋆ North Coast Gardening. Growing a Rabbit Garden - Imperfectly Happy. Sweet Lifeberry® Goji - Goji Berry Plants - Stark Bro's. Baker Creek Planting Guide. Introduction This Guide is intended as a general introduction to planting and raising seeds which are available from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.

Baker Creek Planting Guide

While we have endeavored to answer as many questions as possible, no document of this size can hope to be all encompassing. We therefore encourage you to seek additional locally-specific information from your agricultural or university extension office. Begin at the beginning As early as possible in the year, prepare a list of the vegetables, flowers, and herbs you want to grow. The importance of the Last Frost Date in Spring There are two categories of plants in the garden: Frost tender plants which will be killed by temperatures of 32 degrees or less. Find out your Last Frost Date You can ask gardening neighbors, call any local agricultural or university extension offices, ask at a garden supply or nursery or at the feed store, or consult a map through several on-line sources. Plan Archive. Fall Garden Review. Today’s blog entry is one of a four-post series that highlights my garden favorites over the past year — one post per season.

Fall Garden Review

17 Apart: How to Grow Green Onions Indefinitely. I'm officially dubbing this the week of Scallions and Pinterest.

17 Apart: How to Grow Green Onions Indefinitely

Mary and I separately came across 2 trending ideas for using and growing green onions on the highly addictive bookmarking site, Pinterest, last week — we couldn't wait to try them. When I came home over the weekend with a bunch of scallions, Mary exclaimed, "did you see this scallion/ginger sauce I pinned — you should totally make that!

" Little did she know I had pinned it hours before her, which is virtually light years in terms of Pinterest discoveries. I had been planning to make this ginger scallion sauce from Lottie + Doof since I first set eyes on it. Find my own variation on the recipe newly published on E.A.T. — this is one I'd definitely recommend trying. 5 Steps to Storing Potatoes for Winter. I have an unheated corner in my basement that is perfect for storing potatoes for winter.

5 Steps to Storing Potatoes for Winter

This corner stays dark, cool, and performs like a root cellar. I have added a good-sized shelving area where I store the food preserved during the growing season. The shelves are filling up with baskets of onions, garlic, and canned tomato sauce, jelly, salsa, beans, carrots, grape juice, pickles, and applesauce. I can’t help but feel a sense of pride and accomplishment as I look over the jars and baskets of homegrown bounty. Winter Gardening Tips: Best Winter Crops and Cold-Hardy Varieties. When we think of eating homegrown food during the cold season, we often think of staples such as potatoes squirreled away in the root cellar, or of vegetables such as winter squash stashed in a cool, dry place.

Winter Gardening Tips: Best Winter Crops and Cold-Hardy Varieties

But many gardeners are discovering the joys of harvesting fresh produce all winter long, which allows for feasts of cold-hardy crops that are just-picked and just right for the time of year. According to Jodi Lew-Smith of High Mowing Seeds in Wolcott, Vt., the seed-buying season used to be January, February and March. “Now there’s also a surge in June, July, August and into September for fall-planted crops,” she says. Eating from the garden is just too pleasant to give up simply because the temperature — and the snow — may have fallen. Growing Parsley is Perfect for the Fall Garden. Growing Parsley yourself means you've got fresh ready at hand for your kitchen.

Growing Parsley is Perfect for the Fall Garden

My favorite recipe that uses parsley comes from a dish that my mom used to make. She dubbed it parsley potatoes. First you quarter your potatoes, then coat them with some olive oil and then roll them in parsley. Bake the mixture in the oven at 350 degrees until they are golden brown. 12 Fastest Growing Vegetables. Not all vegetables take from spring from fall to mature.

12 Fastest Growing Vegetables

If you’re getting a late start on your home garden or live in a region with a short growing season, fear not. There are many healthy, delicious vegetables that are quick to harvest. Here are the 12 fastest growing vegetables to get your garden jumpstarted. RADISHES One of the fastest growing vegetables are radishes. Most varieties will be ready for harvest in just 25 to 30 days after planting. GREEN ONIONS While it can take 6 months for onion bulbs to mature, the green onion stalks can be harvested after just 3 or 4 weeks. LETTUCE Leaf lettuce such as Romaine can begin to be harvested about 30 days after planting. BABY CARROTS Baby carrots can be harvested after about 30 days. SPINACH Spinach is ready in as little as 4 to 6 weeks after planting. KALE & OTHER LEAFY GREENS Kale, mustard greens and watercress are just a few delicious, super healthy greens that are fast growers.

How to Use a Cold Frame in Your Fall Vegetable Garden - Home Ready Home. The winding down of the summer home vegetable garden season does dampen the spirits of many who have spent the last few months working hard to produce fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs at home.

How to Use a Cold Frame in Your Fall Vegetable Garden - Home Ready Home

Do not stay down for long, fall gardening season is here. With the help of a cold frame, you can extend your gardening season into winter, growing fresh salad greens, carrots, radish and a lot more. Growing Potatoes in Containers: The Harvest - Pixie's Pocket. On our last episode… Alright!

Growing Potatoes in Containers: The Harvest - Pixie's Pocket

Remember way back in May when I decided to try to grow potatoes? If you don’t, visit “Growing Potatoes in Containers: The Experiment” first to see how this container gardening experiment began (known around here as “Growing Taters in a Poke”). The sprouted potatoes went into their containers in late April. Six chitted potatoes went into each bag, a burlap and plastic soil bag, respectively. Since then… April and May were nice and damp, and I just watched and let the potato plants grow. June and July is when things went a bit crazy…between work, house maintenance, and a few events that kept us away for days at a time, the garden fell to the wayside. August wasn’t much quieter, either…from traveling to visit my family to more events to house guests, I just didn’t spend any time in the yard.

Crop Rotation and the Backyard Homestead – Imperfectly Happy. When I started gardening I never heard the term “crop rotation” and certainly not in reference to the backyard homestead.

Crop Rotation and the Backyard Homestead – Imperfectly Happy

It was never mentioned in the books or blogs that I was reading either. But now, with some years under my belt, I continue to learn the importance of this for successful gardens. Blog Archive Making A Garden Cookbook. How to Test Your Soil With Just a Mason Jar. How To Build A $50 Dollar Greenhouse - Plant Care Today Discovering New Plants, Ideas and Uses Everyday. The Ultimate Raised Bed - Make a Keyhole Garden. Raised bed gardening is my favorite way to garden.

I love the ease of set up, harvesting is a snap and, if you set your beds up right, there is little weeding to be done. Making a keyhole garden uses all these concepts and more! Raised beds are nothing new. The idea is to elevate the garden to maximize drainage, improve the soil, and enhance access. Urban Organic Gardener. Grow Indie - About Grow Indie. Welcome to Grow Indie! We are all about food independence, diy style. How to Grow Raspberries - Common Sense Homesteading. How to Grow Blueberries - Growing the Superfruit. Guide to Gardening by Mail, Mail Order Gardening, and Catalogs. The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 7,868 mail order gardening companies. Here gardeners share their opinions on which companies really deliver on quality, price and service. After you review the Introduction and Acceptable Use Policy, you can share your own mail-order experiences, or use our search and browse features to find reputable sources for all your gardening needs.

Are you looking for a particular plant? Avoiding GMO-seed & Monsanto NO-GMO. Learn why Monsanto and GMO must be avoided. See what companies have questionable seed-buy practices, and who sells safe seed. Safe Seed Resource List. 17 Foods To Buy Once And Regrow Forever. Organic Vegetable Gardening 101: How To Start an Organic Vegetable Garden. No Garden? Here Are 66 Things You Can Can Grow At Home In Containers. 101 Vegetable Gardening Tips & Ideas. 10 Incredible Uses for Epsom Salt in the Garden.

How to Grow Tomatoes Organically.