Tomato Troubles?

If you are lucky you have already enjoyed the first fresh, juicy tomato from your garden. If you are like me you also have some pretty sad looking leaves on those tomato plants.  There are several diseases that can affect [...]

August 5, 2015|

Plant a Fall Veggie Crop

It is not too late to do some fall crop planting in the vegetable garden. Once those early crops like spinach, lettuce, peas and radishes are done another crop can be planted for a later harvest.  When selecting which types [...]

July 31, 2015|

Edible Gardening Anywhere

Gardening is by no means limited to planting directly in the ground.  You can make a container out of just about anything and plant in it. All you really need is good drainage and quality container soil to get started [...]

June 10, 2015|

Veggies! Getting your Garden Planted

Nothing beats knowing exactly where your food came from and how it was grown - do it yourself.  Growing your own food isn't always more cost effective, but there are other benefits.  For best results, add 1-2" of compost or [...]

May 18, 2015|

Sun, Snow, Rain, Cold – What Can I Plant Now?

We of course are having our typical, unpredictable spring MN weather leaving many of us wondering what we can plant right now?  It is too early for many plants to be outdoors in this roller coaster weather of ours even [...]

April 22, 2015|

August In the Garden

Hard to believe that summer is winding down and Labor Day is around the corner.  Hopefully you have been enjoying your gardens, but keep in mind these garden to-dos too. This is the time to replace spent annuals or vegetables.  Seed a [...]

August 25, 2014|

Summer Garden Tips

Hard to believe it is almost the 4th of July already!  By now our gardens are growing like crazy, struggling under all the water or somewhere in between.  Today I have a few garden tips to keep your garden looking [...]

June 26, 2014|

Pests Large and Small Invading Your Veggie Garden

Most vegetable gardens are now planted and growing.  It is finally warm enough for all those crops like pumpkins, beans, tomatoes and peppers.  Thankfully we have had some regular rain and haven't had to do much watering of our transplants and [...]

June 4, 2014|