Saturday, September 22, 2018

Lasagna Gardening

Written by Amy Grisak Lasagna gardening sounds delicious just from the name, but it’s a great term for what others call “sheet composting” or composting in layers. In the end, it’s a fantastic method to create highly productive soil without much effort. The name is from the book Lasagna Gardening by Patricia Lanza. The beauty […]

Get Growing!

Writte by Amy Grisak, Living in Season Spring doesn’t always cooperate. Sometimes winter clings on until June, or it heats up to mid-summer temperatures sending the cool season crops bolting to seed overnight. Or, if you just didn’t get to the garden, have no fear – you can still plant some veggies and enjoy them […]

Seed starting basics

Written By: Amy Grisak It’s only about a month until spring, and is great time to start seeds indoors. With a little planning, you can start most of your veggies yourself allowing you to save a little money, as well as growing those special varieties that are hard to find in greenhouses. Here are a […]

Taking Aim on Pesky Pests

Written By:  Amy Grisak This time of summer there’s a lot more eating your garden than just your family. Unwanted insects use your veggies as a 24/7 buffet making a mess of some plants and completely destroying others. The best way to stay ahead of the little nasties is to take a walk through the […]

Think Spring! Now's the time to plan your garden

December 22, 2009
Filed under Amy Grisak, Chore of the Day

By Amy Grisak While many folks are playing in the powder at the ski resorts, gardeners are drooling over seed catalogs planning a season of gorgeous and productive growing. Take Inventory By January, seed catalogs pile up like cordwood promising perfect vegetables and a prize-winning garden. Instead of succumbing to the temptation of ordering everything […]