What Happened in My Garden: October 2020

My tomatoes and okra did not disappoint this month, but their days are numbered. We’re now growing deeper into fall and that means my garden is beginning to wane. This will be the last garden update for 2020. I hope to see y’all tune in for next spring! I haven’t even cleared out my gardenContinue reading “What Happened in My Garden: October 2020”

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”

The Perks Of Using Your Own Compost

Compost can be a huge asset to your garden! Compost has so many benefits when used in the garden. From increasing organic material, nutrient levels, and water holding capacity to encouraging micro and macro organisms to live in your soil. Compost is all around an incredible asset to your garden. Compost can be sourced fromContinue reading “The Perks Of Using Your Own Compost”

What Happened In My Garden: August 2020

Another month of my first year gardening independently is on the books! August has now come and gone. A lot happened and in so many ways the garden and I grew. That’s one of the biggest perks to gardening. It’s never just your garden that grows and develops. You will find yourself growing so muchContinue reading “What Happened In My Garden: August 2020”

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”

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”

The Problem With Monocropping

Today Monocrop Fields Are the Industry Standard, However This Practice is Very Problematic If you’ve ever driven through a rural area you would’ve quickly realized that all of the individual plants in each of the fields are the same type of plant. Acres, tens of acres, even hundreds or thousands of acres of the sameContinue reading “The Problem With Monocropping”

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”

Where to Source Nitrogen For Your Garden

Nitrogen is one of the three macro-nutrients your garden requires to flourish. Thankfully, you have a plethora of source options. Plants require three macro-nutrients to grow. These nutrients are phosphorus, potassium, and nitrogen. If you’ve ever picked up a bag of plant fertilizer and seen three numbers written on the front, those numbers are theContinue reading “Where to Source Nitrogen For Your Garden”