There is nothing more exciting for this gardener than seeing the first bits of green as shoots force their way up through the soil. As gardeners in the northern climates know, ya gotta start early. While February is still bringing us an occasional ice storm, this
Create your own gorgeous swirly mosaic garden stones with this step by step tutorial!
Starting tomatoes from seed can take six to eight weeks before they’re big enough to transplant, but did you know you can cut down this time to just 10 days by taking a single cutting?
Houseplants are a wonderful addition to any home, unfortunately, as the seasons change certain pests …
Spider mite infestation in a home orchard can be devastating. Here’s a very simple old-time recipe to kill spider mites and prevent them from taking over.
Bargain Mulch & Landscaping Tips If you like to mulch, but hate the price of …
It’s said that gardens grow children and this is particularly true when a child’s first experiences with gardening are fun and successful. Nurturing plants and sharing the bounty are great confidence builders for budding green thumbs. Indulge your child’s curiosity in bugs, worms and sprouting seeds and offer plants that mature quickly with surprising results.
In California various types of scale insects infest citrus trees. For several years I tried spraying or using systemic pesticides (and then having to destroy a crop) before I started thinking about the scale bugs habits. Scale insects are flat, ovalbugs that suck sap from the
If you’ve already planted your garden but suddenly find yourself with a few unexpected cool nights- here is a tip to help you protect your plants and warm them naturally. This tip isn’t just for spring, you can use it in the fall to help extend your growing season as well!