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How To Stop Slugs Naturally – Homemade Slug Traps And More!

Is there any way to stop slugs naturally and safely without using harsh chemicals? If you are experiencing cool, damp weather conditions, chances are you might also be dealing with slugs. Slugs are shell-less mollusks that secrete mucus for protection and to help them travel around.  While they might come across as harmless, slow-moving, slimy …

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Succession Planting – How To Get The Most From Your Garden Space!

This week’s podcast and corresponding article are all about succession planting in your vegetable garden – or more importantly, how to get the most out of your garden space! Succession planting is a great way to extend your growing season beyond one planting and one harvest each season. No matter where you are located, you …

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Growing Astilbe – How To Add Big Color To Shady Areas With Astilbe!

If you are looking for a low-maintenance, shade-loving perennial that will reward you with colorful blooms, then growing astilbe is the answer for you! While most shade-loving perennials like hostas and ferns only provide mounded green foliage, astilbe is different. Astilbe produces colorful spiky blooms along with attractive year-round foliage.  Their blooms can range in …

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Make Amazing Compost From Fall Decorations – Utilizing Natural Items

Fall is one of the most popular times to decorate your outdoor space with once live plants and products. But did you know that those fall decorations can be used to create an amazing compost pile?  Many people enjoy decorating their front porches and entryways with seasonal fall items. Products such as pumpkins, corn stalks, …

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Using A Cold Frame – How To Extend Your Growing Season With Ease!

If the fall and winter months have you feeling a little down and bored because your vegetable growing season has come to an end, don’t fret! Using a cold frame might be just what you need!   Cold frames are a great way to extend the length of your growing season when typical outdoor temperatures …

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How To Grow Daffodils – Plant This Fall For Big Blooming Spring Flowers!

The beautiful trumpet-shaped blooms of a daffodil are such a wonderful indication of the arrival of spring. They make a great addition to any garden when you want to see bright colors before most other plants even begin to grow. You can easily learn how to grow daffodils in your own landscape, all by following …

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How To Grow Crocus – One Of The First Blooming Flowers Of Early Spring!

Crocus flowers are a great addition to any garden landscape. Their bright bell-shaped blooms help to welcome in the warmer spring weather. Follow these simple steps so you can learn how to grow crocus flowers and add them to your landscape.  Crocuses are small flowers but they are mighty and easy to grow. They are …

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How To Keep Your Fall Bulbs Safe From Squirrels, Mice & Other Rodents

If you have squirrels, chipmunks, mice, or other rodents near your property, then you will likely need to take a few extra steps to keep your fall bulbs safe until spring. While it might seem like an endless battle, it really isn’t that difficult with a few simple tips. Fall is the time of year …

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How To Grow Allium – Plant Bulbs In The Fall For Pops Of Spring Color!

If you are looking for a way to add unique pops of color to your landscape, then learning how to plant and grow allium is the perfect answer! They are like the “cake pops” of the garden world with their big, beautiful bloom spheres. Allium bulbs are a part of the chive family and are …

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Why & How To Clear Out Your Garden In The Fall – The Final Preparations

There might be no more important chore than taking time to clear out your garden in the fall. As the temperatures turn a bit cooler and your vegetable plants begin to slowly fade, sometimes the garden takes a back seat to other chores. But it might be surprising to find out that working in your …

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