How to Grow a Kaffir Lime Tree

Propagate Plants from Cuttings – 4 Minute Guide to Clones and Cloning Nature is so cool! It’s so easy to grow one plant and from that plant’s seeds or stalks, to grow an endless supply of more. Plant propagation can produce an endless supply of free plants cloned from parent plants. Have you heard of the … Read more

Plant and Garden Hacks for Indoor-Outdoor Plant Lovers

Simple plant and garden hacks If you haven’t seen all of these, you may want to quick scan for new ideas. 3 Free Biodegradable Seedling Pots Make biodegradable planters out of toilet paper rolls. Stacie – Via Creative Commons1)http://www.flickr.com/photos/45605988@N03/5713582601/ Start a seedling in a lemon rind. Idea from MyRomanApartment.com2)http://www.myromanapartment.com/garden-hack-citrus-peel-starter-pot-seedlings/ Or in an eggshell. Save egg shells … Read more

How to Build a Cold Frame Greenhouse

Get a Jump on the Growing Season Want to get a jump on the growing season. Cold frames are an excellent way to extend your growing season. I’ve put together a few ideas of different types of easy to build cold frames. Make sure to go on to the next page for step by step … Read more

Bird Deflectors to Make – Better than Window Decals for Birds

  A few weeks back we posted a Facebook story about how we came to “rescue” a beautiful red cardinal after it had struck the reflective (energy-saving) glass window looking out on our back deck. This wasn’t the first time. We’ve performed numerous salvages and rescues, and we’ve had a number of not-so-happy endings through … Read more

10 Creative and Practical Uses for Tomato Cages

tomato supports

Tomato Cages are not Just for Tomatoes! Whether you’re making your own, or buying them ready made, tomato cages can be put to good use for more than just supporting those precious tomato plants! Alternative Uses for Tomato Cages Excerpted from BestPlants.com1)http://bestplants.com/clever-uses-for-tomato-cages/ and other sources as footnoted. Grow Other Vegetables – Tomato cages work great with … Read more

Fall and Winter Gardening Plants and Tips

Fall Harvest, Winter Gardennig

Tomatoes to Rest… Potatoes to Harvest We’ve looked forward to fall and winter gardening as a second chance to get things right and improve on what did well in the early season.  Sweet potato and potato towers have been harvested. The sweet potatoes fared better than the potatoes, but not by much, and our potatoes … Read more

Canning, Preserving, and Storing Your Garden Harvest

Yes! You Can Can! More than just an autumn event, for gardeners and fresh fruit growers, canning can be an ongoing activity as different crops ripen to that plucky readiness. From strawberry preserves in spring to root crops like radishes and beets, there are garden goodies you can preserve throughout the season to lock in that garden … Read more