What Happened In My Garden: September 2020

September is now over! Fall has begun and my garden continues to change. For starters my tomatoes have completely taken over! They seem to get bigger every day. I try to prune them once every other week to control disease and try to get better airflow and within a week they’ve completely regrown. I’ll probablyContinue reading “What Happened In My Garden: September 2020”

People Who’ve Inspired Me

Inspiration is a resource that can come from many sources. Everyone who has gardened or is gardening would probably tell you they had someone who inspired them. Someone who showed them what gardening could bring. Someone who gave them the push they needed. I’m no different. My first inspiration is always my mom. I grewContinue reading “People Who’ve Inspired Me”

Why You Should Save Seeds

Seed saving can not only increase longevity of your garden and save you money, but it is also a very rewarding experience. When first thinking about saving your seeds it can seem a bit overwhelming. Questions like how to do it right and what seeds will be good to save, as well as what theContinue reading “Why You Should Save Seeds”

What Happened in My Garden: July 2020

July can be one of the hardest, yet most rewarding, months of the warm growing season. Not going to lie, July is a hard month in Delaware. Pests and disease are at their peak and it can often seem like your garden is just dying before your eyes. I know I felt that. From vineContinue reading “What Happened in My Garden: July 2020”

How to Amend Clay Soil

There are three main soil types. Sandy soil, humus (or silt) soil, and clay soil. Clay soil is the heaviest and with that comes a few challenges when it comes to gardening. Clay soil is very commonly found in the Midwestern states in the US. It can also be found in the Southeast, however theContinue reading “How to Amend Clay Soil”

Why Your Garden Needs Calcium

Calcium is one of the vital nutrients your plants need to flourish, and it’s important to prevent a deficiency in your garden. Calcium is one of the essential micro-nutrients that every garden needs. It prevents fruit from rotting as well as altering the makeup of soils with a high amount of clay. Many problems canContinue reading “Why Your Garden Needs Calcium”

Starting My Cool Season Garden

It’s now nearly the end of July which means I have to start preparing my garden for the fast approaching cool season. The transition from warm season to cool season is always a tricky one. While it is still very hot this time of year in Delaware, I can’t delay starting my garden too long,Continue reading “Starting My Cool Season Garden”

Your Garden Won’t Always Be Pretty and That’s Alright

We all experience a time when our garden is downright ugly! There will inevitably be a a point at which your garden will decline. It may turn downright ugly! However don’t be discouraged it’s totally normal. Unexpected things happen. Maybe it’s an intense storm. Maybe it’s a really bad period of drought. Maybe it’s justContinue reading “Your Garden Won’t Always Be Pretty and That’s Alright”