Your garlic is ready!? Cool ! Once you harvest all the garlic you’ll need to store it, there are of course methods of pickling such as Spicy Pickled Garlic They can also be dry stored in bunches, braiding them together is not only an age old method but also an aesthetically pleasing one. Cloves of garlic … Read more
What is Biochar Biochar is used as a soil amendment, it is rich in carbon and can endure for centuries in the soil. It is a type of charcoal, made from biomass, biological material / plant or animal material via thermal decomposition [burn baby burn]. You’ll want to avoid meats, although it is useable the … Read more
In order to grow the biggest and most flavorful cloves, garlic should be planted in the fall and harvested in the summer. But if you missed the fall planting season, there’s no need to worry. Here is an easy shortcut for sprouting garlic cloves in time for spring. All you need is a bowl, some water, and a sunny window!
Wood Ash Minerals and Trace elements enhance Plant Health and Growth Wood ash is a good source of lime and potassium for your garden as well as many other trace elements that benefit plants. It is best used in moderation, scattered lightly and well mixed into your compost. Wood ash produces salts and lye and … Read more
The pH refers to the amount of hydrogen ions present in soil, and lets gardeners know just how acidic or alkaline their garden is. While some plants thrive in a certain type of soil, they all have a preferred pH range. Learn how to test and adjust your soil, then use our pH range chart to plant gardens that thrive!
Tiger Melon, aka Tigger Melon, an heirloom melon, similar to honey Dew in taste, also related to canary melons. Yellow and orange tiger stripes are believed to be its name source. The plants are reminiscent of other melons such as muskmelon or cantaloupe, but the fruit ripens later in the growing season than related varieties, … Read more
The Case for Having Frogs and Toads in the Garden Frogs and toads are amphibious hopping, croaking bug-eating critters that are of great value to any yard or garden. Frogs have smooth, sometimes slimy skin that is near the green and yellow-green area of the color spectrum. Toads have bumpy dry skin and are generally … Read more
Not many people have probably heard of an easter egg plant before. Those who have are usually intrigued by the name. So what is an easter eggplant? An easter eggplant, also known as an ornamental egg plant, is a type of eggplant. The plant produces egg-shaped fruits that start white but then grow into a … Read more
What is Pink Root? Onion Pink Root is where leaves die back from tips, and roots turn pale pink, sometimes light red and purple. Stunted Growth. Pink root is a fungal disease (Phoma terrestris) that attacks alliums such as onions, garlic and leeks. Grass and grain plants are at times carriers but are not as severely affected. … Read more
When a friend first offered me some some Blue mollies – I replied “NO Thanks – I don’t get high” at which point he showed me some of the seed potatoes he had. Funny looking taters they certainly were. I grew them that year and was disappointed with the yield but was impressed by the … Read more