My big garden plans for 2021 demand the right supplies and equipment to meet the challenge. It’s been a month of trial and error, but I think I’ve found the right tools for the job. Check out my new gear and see how it’s performing!
For this year’s 2021 garden, I’ve decided to GO BIG! I’m attempting to grow a full-blown kitchen garden and landscape almost my entire suburban yard – by seed! I’m growing hundreds of vegetables, fruits, flowers and herbs in a limited grow space, and will be building DIY containers, trellises and garden furniture all season long. Can I pull it off?
Want to know where you can buy seeds for your home garden? Check out the new resource page on my website “Where to Buy Seeds List for Home Gardeners.” I’ve compiled a list of places where you can purchase seed packets in stores, by seed catalogs or online. Get ahead of the seed rush and plan your next year’s abundant garden!
Spring planting is complete…for now! But the wacky weather presented some unexpected challenges that may force me to replant. Heavy wind and rain and a Mother’s Day weekend frost required some quick, DIY solutions to protect the tender seedlings. Did my excessive “hardening off” save them?
The last frost date has passed and planting has begun! It’s been a busy month of soil preparation, more seed starting experiments, yard clean-up, DIY projects. And already we’ve been harvesting our lettuce and perennial herbs! What a treat to have healthy food right outside our front door.
It’s been a productive two weeks in my garden. Day after day, I’ve been planting more seeds indoors, preparing my food and flower beds outdoors, tending to all the seedlings, and experimenting with the bounds of nature. My body is sore, and my car still smells like cow manure, but the fine spring weather has been a delight in which to toil.
Tomato transplant success! Check out my results from moving over 100 tomato plant seedlings to larger pots! This month, I’ve also started flower seeds indoors for my cottage garden. I’ve done more experiments and have had some failures and mediocre results, but overall, my indoor seed starting is looking good! Follow along with my latest installment.
Gardening season has begun, and it’s been a busy February! This year, I’m experimenting with starting seeds indoors. I’m growing tomatoes, hot chili peppers, cucumbers, lettuce and lots of herbs for cooking. Check out my progress – successes, failures and cat-astrophes!