Category: Seeds

Food Gardening

Growing kiwi fruit: It’s easier than you think

This post may contain affiliate links. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, we receive a small commission at no extra cost to you, which helps to support our site. Find our full disclosure here. Do you enjoy growing fruit? Perhaps you have a few blueberry bushes, a handful of strawberry plants, or some apple

Gardening Ideas

Drying oregano: Step-by-step instructions

Today is oregano drying day at the Walliser house. Every May I head out to the garden to harvest fresh oregano sprigs. The timing is crucial because if I cut them too early, the flavor isn’t quite up to snuff, but if I cut them too late, four-lined plant bug damage has marred the beautiful

Gardening Tips

Benefits of Indoor Plants

Indoor plants have made a massive comeback in the interior world the last few years. One might wonder why we are actually actually so attracted to houseplants. Why do they seem to just have that innate capacity to make us feel good? This article discusses four benefits of growing indoor plants in your home or

Home Decor

10 Herbs You Can Grow Indoors Year-Round

Add that just-picked taste to your meals — even when snow is drifting up against the kitchen window — by growing herbs indoors all year long. You won’t even need special any special equipment as long as you give them plenty of water and sunshine. How to Grow Herbs As a general rule of (green)

Gardening Tips

HOW TO OVERWINTER YOUR PLANTS AND GARDEN

Learn how to properly overwinter your garden plants to keep them protected from snow, wind, and freezing temperatures. They’ll thank you in the spring! HOW TO OVERWINTER GERANIUMS Before the first frost (find frost dates for your region here), cut plants back to about 6 to 8 inches. Then lift the plants and cut back

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5 Creative Ideas for Building Cold Frames

A cold frame is a box made out of clear materials that will let the sun in and help to keep the plants inside warm by containing the heat. They are perfect for spring and fall planting because they provide a protective space for your plants to grow during cooler seasons. They give your garden more

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Tips & Tricks to Start Seeding Indoors

Starting your seeds indoors will give you a jumpstart to the gardening season and allow you to experiment with more varieties of plants, flowers and vegetables. However, when starting your seeds indoors, it’s important to know how, when and which seeds to use for optimal success. When is a good time to start seeding indoors? Most annual vegetables should

Insects

Common Pests that Affect Seedlings

Seedlings are vulnerable, and pests will be quick to take advantage if you’re unprepared. If you’ve ever walked outside to check on your garden or greenhouse in the spring, only to discover that something—or several somethings—have munched on them, then you have experienced what I like to call “gardener’s wrath.” Standing by helplessly as unseen

Lawns: dead patches

Dead patches of grass on lawns are very common. However, it is usually easy to trace and remedy the cause, restoring green and healthy grass. Quick facts Plants affected: All lawns Main causes: Soil damage and lack of water Timing: All-year-round What are dead patches on lawns? Patches of brown dying grass becoming patches of

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Our Best Cactus Garden Tips for Creating a Stunning, at-Home Oasis

Many at-home gardeners have fallen in love with succulents over the past few years—and it’s easy to see why. Their plump leaves, crazy shapes, and gorgeous diversity make them a fun, colorful addition to any landscape. These days, though, there’s surging interest in a particular type—cacti, and at-home cactus gardens. “Succulents are any plants that

Food Gardening

16 Types of Squash and Everything You Need to Know About Them

Oh, squash! Let us count the ways we love you. Whether it’s winter, spring, summer, or fall, there’s always at least one way to enjoy your sweet, nutty flavors, not to mention your silky, interesting textures and colors. After all, there are so many types of squash out there to choose from. And did you

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How to Plant a Fall Garden and Grow Late-Season Crops

You may be in full summer-harvest mode, picking zucchini, tomatoes, and basil every night. Or maybe you got sidetracked this spring and your plans to get the vegetable garden going just never went according to plan. Well, here’s some good news: Just because fall is on its way doesn’t mean it’s time to pack away

Gardening Tips

How to Grow Hydrangeas

How to Plant Hydrangea Flowers Dig a hole about twice the size of the container. Set the plant in the hole with the top of the root ball at the same height or ever-so-slightly higher than the soil surface. Back fill in the hole with the soil, tamp down the soil gently around the plant,

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How to sow half-hardy annuals

Half-hardy annuals are quick to flower and provide a burst of colour in summer borders and pot displays. Many varieties sown indoors by March or April will start to flower as early as June. To give them as long a flowering season as possible, sow seeds early so that plants have plenty of time to