In addition to saving you money, growing your own herbs, vegetables and ornamental plants from seed is extremely rewarding. Consider Environmental Conditions Correct temperature is one of the environmental conditions critical for seed germination. Most seeds require temperatures of 70 to 75˚F degrees to germinate. To keep the medium at 70˚F or above, adding gentle [...]
Gardening by the sign of the moon has been a long standing tradition among some gardeners. Whether it is the best time to plant leafy greens and vegetables, when to cultivate, or the best dates for harvesting, LLewelyn's 2018 Moon Sign Book has all the information needed to determine these best dates according to the [...]
If you're reading this you’re probably like most of us…. Real plant lovers that appreciate a healthy, beautiful plant wherever it’s growing and whatever its purpose. But you also know the secret to a heathy plant is more than the sunny or shady spot it finds itself growing, it is the soil that it is [...]
Know what you need Choose your plants based on your growing space. Tomatoes are classified by their growth habits. Determinate tomatoes, also called bush, will stop growing when they reach a specific height and most fruit will ripen about the same time. These are better for smaller gardens and great for decks and patios. They [...]
Just because you don’t have the room for a garden, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on enjoying fresh fruits and vegetables. Container gardening is the solution for those on the go, with small amounts of time and space to spare! Small Space, BIG taste! Growing your own fruits and vegetables is easy! All [...]
Have you seen the “GrowBox?” The answer to gardening without actually gardening? I know it sounds confusing, but it really is awesome! Now I am guessing you are a little skeptical…..as I was. It can’t be that easy. Isn’t the fun of gardening the hours spent weeding, watering, fertilizing, and crawling around on your hands [...]
Whether this is your first time starting seeds indoors or you fifteenth, having the right products and creating the perfect growing conditions for indoor seed starting will help you produce a bounty of delicious vegetables to enjoy! Here’s what you need: Grow Pots and Soil- Grow pots come in a variety of materials. Choose from [...]
Sara, a lawn and garden expert with Earl May Nursery and Garden Center, explains the keys to success when it comes to growing vegetables in containers.