How to Grow Peppers in Containers

From the Penn State Extension on growing peppers in containers: “Peppers are probably the #3 container vegetable that interests gardeners after herbs and tomatoes. This fact sheet coupled with the advice in “Growing Great Container Vegetables #1: General Recommendations”, should get you on the path to success. Based on our trials programs in 2008 thru […]

Your Guide to Growing Lettuce in Containers 

Rhonda introduces this post with: “For years I struggled with how and when to grow lettuce. So, I decided to try growing lettuce in containers. For three years now, we’ve enjoyed more lettuce than I could have ever imagined. Growing lettuce in containers makes it easy to weed, control disease and harvest seeds.” Rhonda goes on to discuss: […]

Growing Tomatoes and Vegetables In Containers

Julie provides 10 tips that will help you to  grow tomatoes in containers. Container gardening allows you to grow this veggie on patios, balconies, rooftops, and in gardens with poor soil. As Julie says: “Growing tomatoes in pots levels the home garden playing field, bringing a crop of homegrown ‘maters within reach for almost anyone, regardless […]

Garden Design Ideas for Small Spaces

Anne has some great ideas for small space gardening. She begins her post with: “Good design is essential for small space gardens. If you have limited room to grow as many of us do in urban areas, maximizing the area you can garden in and wise plant selection are top priorities. These space saving solutions […]

Urban Farmer Transforms Community Into Thriving Local Food Haven

This is a great article by Melissa Denchak about Sheryll Durant, a one-woman gardening dynamo who has helped to transform the urban farming movement in New York. In the process, she has helped to not only introduce people to gardening, but to also give people a way to provide healthy veggies for their families. Melissa begins her […]

Small Vegetable Garden Plans and Ideas

Vegetable Gardening Online has an excellent article about creating a small-space vegetable garden.  This is fro their post: “Thinking of starting a small vegetable garden at home? Here are a few easy tips and ideas to help you plan! Square foot, container and other small plot garden plans are perfect for growing vegetables when space […]

40 Ways to Maximize a Small Garden

This is a great photo gallery of 40 different small garden ideas.  As you start your garden planning, you might get some inspiration from  some of these garden spaces. Click on the 40 Ways to Maximize a Small Garden link below to see some great small garden ideas. 40 Ways to Maximize a Small Garden

Growing Pet Bowl – Cat Grass

The Growing Pet Bowl – Cat Grass includes everything you need to grow wheat grass in a bowl for your cat. As it grows, you can clip some off from the tips and sprinkle it over your cat’s food. Note:  As with anything you give your cat to eat, start out slow and don’t overdo. I regard […]

Medicinal Herb Variety Seed Pack – 15 Different Medicinal Herbs

The All-in-One Medicinal Herb Variety Pack includes an assortment of 15 of the most popular medicinal herbal varieties. These are organic, non-GMO seeds. Also, all of the seeds are individually packaged. The Herbal Medicine Variety Pack  is designed to give you everything you need to start making your own herbal remedies. You get the following seeds […]

Which Seeds Do You Direct Sow & Which Seeds Do You Start Indoors?

There are some seeds that do well when you directly plant them in the ground. These are generally plant seeds that tolerate cooler temperatures and are also at risk if transplanted.  Other plant seeds do better if started indoors and are then transplanted when the weather is warmer. This post lists vegetable and herb seeds […]