-Chris Amaya- Missed your opportunity for a bountiful summer harvest? Well don’t beet yourself up, because that’s exactly what we plan to do for you, with this Fall Planting Guide. Generally, I save most of my root crops (such as beets) as well as the entire short-season brassica family of vegetables for fall planting, as cooler days and nights pave the way for dense cabbage heads and perfect broccoli formation. Not to mention the fact that avoiding the summer heat and major pests like … [Read more...] about Never Too Late To Garden!
-Luis Guerra- In the long debate over clones vs seeds, I’ll help shed a bit of light and help you figure out which technique to use in your next grow. Clone / Cuttings First off, you will need a mother plant to produce clones. Wikipedia defines clones as any organism whose genetic information is identical to that of a parent organism from which it was created. A mother plant can come from a seed source, be purchased from a nursery, or taken from your current garden. Usually a … [Read more...] about Clones vs. Seeds
As you’re reading this, it’s probably about the middle to last week in July. This is the time when you should be starting round two of gardening, the fall garden. Fall gardening is generally not as popular as Spring gardening, but fall is, in my opinion, a better time to grow. The advantages of a fall crop include: The cool weather of fall makes for some mighty good tasting vegetables. You don’t have the bugs or the plant disease problems that you have in the spring. It’s easier, … [Read more...] about Tips for a fall garden
It's seed starting season again for those of us in the southeast part of the country. At this time of year, you should be drooling over the seemingly infinite selection of vegetables, herbs and flowers in the horde of seed catalogs arriving in your mailbox. Keep in mind, you can buy many of those seeds at your local garden center. I know they'll appreciate your business and offer some great advice, if needed. Now, about seed starting. While you can start some seeds indoors, other plants are … [Read more...] about Seed Starting: Beyond the basics
It's cold outside now but won't be for long! Now is the time to start your seeds. Check in with the 2013 Farmer’s Almanac planting schedule for the best results. We have flats, domes, inserts, lights, organic soil and plenty of know how for experts and beginners. Everything to start seeds is here, including these products we'll shine a spotlight on... Neptune's Seaweed - an organic, kelp-based product that works great as a seed soak or as a minor fertilizer for tiny seedlings. Your seeds will … [Read more...] about Seed Starting Product Spotlight