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  • Repotting and Planting

    Repotting and Planting0

    This past week, I visited a few of the greenhouses in the area, and I noticed a lot of people purchasing flowers and vegetables. I wanted to remind everyone that April 30th is predicted to be our last possible frost-free date. I usually wait until Memorial Day weekend to plant in my garden, just to

  • Companion Plants

    Companion Plants0

    Plants like to have friends around while they are growing. These friends are called companion plants, and they play an important role in the growth and quality of fruits and vegetables. My father always planted marigolds in his garden. He explained that it was to help control insects, but talking to other farmers and reading

  • Stress Reliever0

    Studies have shown that gardening can reduce stress, anxiety, depression and improve attention. I know a lot of people think that gardening or even growing flowers is hard work and takes a lot of time or is hard work. It is what you make of it. If you put in the time and a little

  • Timing is Everything0

    As the weather begins to warm and become nice, gardeners start to prepare their pots, beds, and fields for planting. If this is your first year gardening, do not let mother nature trick you into planting too early. We will probably still have a few frosty mornings and cool days ahead, so be wary. Timing

  • Sweet Corn

    Sweet Corn0

    Next to the fresh tomato, sweet corn is something I look forward to growing every summer! I started planting Bodacious sweet corn about ten years ago. Bodacious sweet corn is a very sweet, sugary style corn that can be grown in a backyard or in garden pots. I have tried several different varieties, but my

  • Potential Cost-Benefit of Growing Your Own Produce.0

    If you have been to the grocery store lately, you may have noticed the price of vegetables. I have done some research, and I now realize how much money can be saved just by planting a few of your own vegetables. The initial investment is pennies compared to the savings. You also have the satisfaction


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