Sheri Ann Richerson from ExperimentalHomesteader.com and author of numerous books including The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Seed Saving & Starting shares Brugmansia planting tips as she plants seeds. Brugmansia seed typically germinate somewhere between 2 to 10 weeks – however sometimes seed can germinate faster or slower spending on germination conditions (temperature, light, moisture, etc.) […]
Tropical and Exotic Plants
Avoid the chemical additives, save money and eat produce that is healthy by growing and preserving your own food this year.
These easy to grow beauties are toxic; however with proper care they are an easy to grow tropical plant. Be sure, however, to keep them out of reach of children and pets.
Getting a head start on the vegetable garden can be tricky if you wait until January because of frozen ground. It seems this time of year if the ground is not frozen it is wet. Neither condition is conducive to tilling, seeding or planting. There are some ways to get around these conditions so you […]
January is a good time to prep your vegetable garden, plant cool season crops and get your seed starting supplies ready for the upcoming season. For those who were unable to get into their garden in January due to snow and cold weather, there is still time in February and even March to get a […]
We had a killing frost last night, so most of the garden was already gone today – including my hardy figs. I did not get them covered in time to save the figs that were almost ready to pick – but there is always next year. After a careful survey of the garden I did find several cold hardy plants up in the big vegetable garden that were doing well. I dug those up and transplanted them to the small hoop house for the winter. Those plants were celery, cabbage, Brussels sprouts and lettuce. Growing inside the hoop house was some onions left over from last year. I watered all the plants in well and am sure they will do just fine thought the winter.