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Summer Garden Update When I started sharing about our new DIY raised garden beds this summer on Instagram, I would have never imagined that y’all would be as invested as I was! We started our garden as a way for me to keep myself busy this summer as we went into this season without our […]
How to Make a Simple Garden Planter Box. Grow your own veggies this year with a simple garden box. You can use the box for years to come for healthy homegrown vegetables! How to Make a Simple Garden Planter Box One of my favorite things is warm weather and being outside planting flowers and working…
This is the fifteenth in our biweekly series from Amy Pennington – urban farmer, founder of GoGo Green Garden, and author of Urban Pantry and Apartment Gardening – on how to start growing your own food, no matter how tiny your garden-to-be is. Today: Amy teaches us to take care of our tomato plants, prune them fearlessly, and trellis them with simple household supplies.
To create the right size for your vegetable garden, pick the right location that are sunny, have a good soil and stable environment. Start with small plot size that is about 16x10 feet and choose a feature crops that are easy to grow for beginner. Space your crop properly because plants that is set too close will compete for sunlight, water and nutrition and fail to mature; pay attention to the spacing guidance on seed packets and plant tabs. Use high-quality seeds and water properly.
The ten basic tenets of square-foot gardening are: 1. Arrange your garden in squares, not rows. Lay it out in 4′x4′ planting areas. 2. Build boxes to hold a new soil mix above ground. 3. Space boxes 3′ apart to form walking aisles. 4. Fill boxes with Mel’s special soil mix: 1/3 blended compost, 1/3 peat moss, and 1/3 coarse vermiculite. 5. Make a permanent square foot grid for the top of each box. A MUST. 6. NEVER WALK ON YOUR GROWING SOIL. Tend your garden from the aisles. 7. Plant a…
VEGETABLE GARDENING INSPIRATION. THIS YEAR'S PLANNING HAS BEGUN.
Dear Diary, Today is March 10th and I'm worried I've left planning this year's vegetable garden too late. At this rate I might never catch up. What if May 14th rolls around and I'm not ready to plant anything and I have a nervous breakdown and I don't grow any