Category: Gardening

30 Second Guide to Growing Sweet Potatoes

30 Second Guide to Growing Sweet Potatoes

In this series I’m compiling the quick and dirty info on growing specific vegetables. Just the basics. No fluff, no frills. When you’re sitting down in the late Winter, surrounded by seed catalogs, and your garden plan in front of you, you want a quick reference. How far apart can you plant? What pH do […]

How to Pickle Garlic Scapes [Recipe]

How to Pickle Garlic Scapes [Recipe]

Last week I posted about why and how you should harvest your garlic scapes. Scapes are often cherished, very seasonal delicacies at farm-to-table restaurants. They add fresh, green touches to a strong garlic flavor. One of the best ways to preserve and then eat scapes is to pickle them. Pickled garlic scapes are a “refrigerator […]

How and When to Harvest Garlic Scapes

How and When to Harvest Garlic Scapes

  Growing Garlic If you haven’t tried your hand and growing garlic yet, I highly recommend it! It requires patience (up to 8 months!), but they are incredibly low maintenance, and can be incredibly profitable. Craig from Profitable Plants Digest claims you can make $8 per sq ft of garlic. And one head of garlic can be broken […]

30 Second Guide to Growing Potatoes

30 Second Guide to Growing Potatoes

In this series I’m compiling the quick and dirty info on growing specific vegetables. Just the basics. No fluff, no frills. When you’re sitting down in the late Winter, surrounded by seed catalogs, and your garden plan in front of you, you want a quick reference. How far apart can you plant? What pH do […]

9 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Aphids

9 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Aphids

Aphids are tiny pest insects that most gardeners have had to address at one time or another. There are over 4,000 different aphid species and their color can range from green to white to black. Aphids suck the sap from plants, namely, young growth. However, minor infestations usually don’t create a lot of damage. Aphids […]

30 Second Guide to Growing Cauliflower

30 Second Guide to Growing Cauliflower

In this series I’m compiling the quick and dirty info on growing specific vegetables. Just the basics. No fluff, no frills. When you’re sitting down in the late Winter, surrounded by seed catalogs, and your garden plan in front of you, you want a quick reference. How far apart can you plant? What pH do […]

30 Second Guide to Growing Beets

30 Second Guide to Growing Beets

In this series I’m compiling the quick and dirty info on growing specific vegetables. Just the basics. No fluff, no frills. When you’re sitting down in the late Winter, surrounded by seed catalogs, and your garden plan in front of you, you want a quick reference. How far apart can you plant? What pH do […]

30 Second Guide to Growing Melons

30 Second Guide to Growing Melons

In this series I’m compiling the quick and dirty info on growing specific vegetables. Just the basics. No fluff, no frills. When you’re sitting down in the late Winter, surrounded by seed catalogs, and your garden plan in front of you, you want a quick reference. How far apart can you plant? What pH do […]

Hillsborough Homesteading’s Long List of Companion Plants

Hillsborough Homesteading’s Long List of Companion Plants

  The concept of companion planting goes back centuries. In nature, diverse ecosystems of plants live together, supporting and benefiting each other. You hardly ever see an entire field of one plant in nature. Companion planting is the practice of planting certain non-crop plants next to your garden for a number of benefits: Attract beneficial […]

30 Second Guide to Growing Spinach

30 Second Guide to Growing Spinach

In this series I’m compiling the quick and dirty info on growing specific vegetables. Just the basics. No fluff, no frills. When you’re sitting down in the late Winter, surrounded by seed catalogs, and your garden plan in front of you, you want a quick reference. How far apart can you plant? What pH do […]