Today marks the first of June, and while I realize I've strayed from the garden a bit over the last weeks, I cannot resist this opportunity to detail some of the plantings you should be sowing into the ground for this month. Read on, for some ideas on what to dirty your hands with in this first of the summer months. Bush Beans If you haven't planted beans yet, now is the … [Read more...] about Jumpin’ June Plantings!
I sometimes have the chance to peruse the comments on my articles (and, when I can figure out the controls on the #&*@ing content management system, even manage to respond to a few). As it happens, I was going over the comments on my last posting and noticed a potential confusion between bagworms, and Eastern Tent Caterpillars. Its a common mistake, and one I made myself … [Read more...] about Decamping Tent Caterpillars
Howdy ya'll! With a couple weeks left in April, I think it's time for our second installment of proper plantings for the month. So if you've already got your beets buried, your carrots coming in, and your cucumbers cared for, here are a couple more to keep you going till month's end. Tomatoes Planting tomatoes always holds a special place in my heart, as it was the first … [Read more...] about Proper Plantings for April: Part 2
Good Tuesday ya’ll, and happy Spring! April is one of my favorite times to be a homesteader. The days get longer, nights get warmer, birds start singing and the cicadas begin to hum from the depths of the woods. It’s a great time to be outside, and what better excuse to get on out there than some garden plantings! Read on for the first of a few vegetables great for planting in … [Read more...] about Proper Plantings for April: Part 1
Have a few seeds left over from the growing season you'd like to preserve for next year? Turns out, you can actually save your seeds until conditions are again ripe for planting. Read on to find out how. Before we get started on particulars, its important to know some basics about the seeds you are attempting to keep. For instance, tomatoes, peppers, beans and peas are … [Read more...] about Saving Seeds for Spring