April temps and a blizzard complicates the greenhouse situation for our numerous flats of heat-loving plants.
The seeds are sprouting and so are the weeds! Here are a few tips for sorting through it all.
Local friends, it is 8 weeks before our spring frost date! That means time to start your beloved pepper plants. The hot ones, the sweet ones, get those seeds in some moist dirt and put your flat on a heat mat. Want a little extra support to your gardening season? Follow updates like these by “liking” Budding Homestead’s Facebook page. Peppers […]
What produce does elicit disappointment in summer, is usually met with much gladness in the dearth of winter. Take, for instance, the green bell pepper. Many, many sweet peppers usually remain on my plants until the first Fall frost comes rolling in. I need every single day of sun and warmth I can get to turn that green […]
Fall feels so alive, despite the dying back of so much. It’s when we make the big haul in from the garden beds and can and can and can… It’s when we plant garlic and lean on the the forecast, hoping to get one more day before a frost. The fateful freeze did indeed come last […]
One of the things that keeps me stumped in the several years since I began gardening is the fact that sometimes, two things that go so well together are not ready for harvest at the same time! My dill is long gone by the time I have nice, crisp cabbage heads, for example. I really […]