How to Pre-Germinate Vegetable Seeds

Pre-germinating seeds saves time and space, and a great way to make sure old seed is still good.


How to Grow Your Own Sweet Potato Slips

Planting sweet potatoes doesn't happen till well after the last average frost date, but if you want to grow your own slips/seedlings, you need to start 8 or 9 weeks earlier. For Zone 6b we start our sweet potatoes mid-March. All you need is one or two sweet potatoes and jars of water to grow… Continue reading How to Grow Your Own Sweet Potato Slips

Gardening · Planners & Printables

Planting Schedule & Garden Planner

It's time to start gardening! For those that know me, you know I love to dig in the dirt. I swear I must have been a farmer in a previous life. Or maybe because the Farm Effect is real and dirt really Is a powerful immune system booster, and my body craves the nutrients. Whatever… Continue reading Planting Schedule & Garden Planner

Container Gardening · Gardening

Winter Sowing Basics

What is that, you ask? Winter sowing is basically starting seeds in a somewhat protected environment outdoors . . .in the wintertime! This is a great time to start winter sowing. By starting seeds with this method, there is no need to harden off the seedlings, or deal with grow lights in the house. Winter… Continue reading Winter Sowing Basics


Seven Sisters Roses

I received a start of this rose several years ago from a friend in another state. I brought it home, rooted it and potted it up. And it did nothing for two years. It didn't grow. It didn't bloom. Nothing. I had set up this simple arch a couple of years ago, and transplanted a… Continue reading Seven Sisters Roses