Category: Gardening

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 they need? How much water? What vegetables can you plant next to others? Which should you avoid? This quick and dirty 30 second guide to Cauliflower should help you answer all those questions quickly, without having to sort through article after article. I’ve always wanted a […]

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 they need? How much water? What vegetables can you plant next to others? Which should you avoid? This quick and dirty 30 second guide to Beets should help you answer all those questions quickly, without having to sort through article after article. I’ve always wanted a […]

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 they need? How much water? What vegetables can you plant next to others? Which should you avoid? This quick and dirty 30 second guide to Melons should help you answer all those questions quickly, without having to sort through article after article. I’ve always wanted a […]

The Top 60+ Companion Plants (And How to Use Them)

The Top 60+ Companion Plants (And How to Use Them)

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 insects Attract pollinators Repel pests Fixing nutrients back into the soil Providing ground cover or support While it may seem counter-intuitive to the beginner gardener, we actually want to attract certain insects into our garden. In addition to pollination, beneficial insects such as lady bugs and […]

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 they need? How much water? What vegetables can you plant next to others? Which should you avoid? This quick and dirty 30 second guide to Spinach should help you answer all those questions quickly, without having to sort through article after article. I’ve always wanted a […]

30 Second Guide to Growing Kale

30 Second Guide to Growing Kale

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 they need? How much water? What vegetables can you plant next to others? Which should you avoid? This quick and dirty 30 second guide to Kale should help you answer all those questions quickly, without having to sort through article after article. I’ve always wanted a […]

30 Second Guide to Growing Squash

30 Second Guide to Growing Squash

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 they need? How much water? What vegetables can you plant next to others? Which should you avoid? This quick and dirty 30 second guide to Squash should help you answer all those questions quickly, without having to sort through article after article. I’ve always wanted a […]

30 Second Guide to Growing Cucumbers

30 Second Guide to Growing Cucumbers

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 they need? How much water? What vegetables can you plant next to others? Which should you avoid? This quick and dirty 30 second guide to Cucumbers should help you answer all those questions quickly, without having to sort through article after article. I’ve always wanted […]

30 Second Guide to Growing Peas

30 Second Guide to Growing Peas

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 they need? How much water? What vegetables can you plant next to others? Which should you avoid? This quick and dirty 30 second guide to Peas should help you answer all those questions quickly, without having to sort through article after article. I’ve always wanted a […]

Everything You Need to Know to Get Started Growing Cabbage

Everything You Need to Know to Get Started Growing Cabbage

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 they need? How much water? What vegetables can you plant next to others? Which should you avoid? This quick and dirty 30 second guide to Cabbage should help you answer all those questions quickly, without having to sort through article after article. I’ve always wanted a […]