Gardening

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

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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

Gardening

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

Gardening

How to Revive a Neglected Asparagus Bed

Spring is here! The asparagus is starting to come up! And my asparagus bed looks pitiful. I am so far behind on my gardening chores...as in I didn't get the weeds pulled last fall! And then, it's been such a cold and wet spring so far this year, that I have not been able to… Continue reading How to Revive a Neglected Asparagus Bed