Lavender Festivals and Farms to Visit
This backyard -- the Yorkshire Lavender Garden -- was the work of a British husband in the wake of his wife's death from cancer. Beautiful in every way...
Plants for a bee friendly garden
There’s been a fair bit about bees in the news this week as Friends of the Earth launched their new campaign The Bee Cause. It’s an attempt to kickstart a national ‘bee action pla…
Vegetables You Can Grow in The Shade
Basically, a good rule to remember is that if you grow a plant for the fruit or the root, it needs full sun. If you grow it for the leaves, stems, or buds, a little shade will be just fine. Salad Greens, such as leaf lettuce, arugula, endive, and cress. Broccoli Cauliflower Peas Beets Brussels Sprouts Radishes Swiss Chard Collards Spinach In some ways, growing in a site with part shade is easier than growing in full sun. You won't have to water as often, and crops that are quick to bolt in…
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This Week with Abbey Hendrickson:
I've been devouring books about gardens and gardening lately and thought I'd share a favorite recent find. Smith & Hawken Garden Structures by Linda Joan Smith is so lovely. Some of the gardens seem do-able, others perhaps not so much. The book in its entirety is a gem though. I'm hoping it'll inspire me to get outside and play in the dirt more. What about you? Have you read any good gardening books lately?
How to plant peas in a garden
Peas are a prime example of the difference between shop purchased vegetables and those fresh from the garden. Fresh peas win every time, on taste, texture and food value. How To Plant: If your garden soil is workable and not too wet, you can get the seeds in the ground. After planting, keep the seeds well watered. when the seedlings are a couple of inches tall, give them support so that they don't tumble down into a tangled snarl. bind your pea vines into their supports with strips cut from…
propagating basil from cuttings
Getting basil to root is quit simple. Follow these 5 steps and NEVER BUY BASIL AGAIN. Step 1 : Take a few cuttings of fresh, healthy basil. Step 2 : Snip the bottom sets of leaves from the stem so that ther's only an inch of foliage at the top of your sprigs. Step 3 : Put your cuttings into a jar of water and set near a window. Step 4 : Wait a few days, til the roots become visible. Step 5 : Plant in soil and continue to water as needed.