Much to my delight the seed catalogs have started coming in hot and heavy. Fedco Seeds, Seed Savers Exchange, Baker Creek and High Mowing Organics have already arrived and I’m like a kid in a candy store. The bonus to these catalogs coming before the holidays is that my memory of both this past year’s […]Read More Seeds Ahoy!
I don’t know about your holiday extravaganzas, but for us celebrations are going to start hot and heavy in a few weeks with Thanksgiving and roll straight on into the New Year. We are lucky enough to be able to host most of the celebrations- which, yes, is a decent amount of work, but it […]Read More Holiday Helpers, 2019 Edition
Last week, I sorted out a whole bunch of options for starting seeds that don’t involve plastic. But those soil cubes and compostable pots have to sit somewhere and, for most of us, that is a flimsy plastic tray built only to keep the water in and not much more. They certainly aren’t built to […]Read More Purging the Plastics: Trays
Okay! The first installment of Purging the Plastic and this week we are going to talk about seed starting gear. And there is quite a bit of it, depending on your style. I’m not going to get into grow lights because for most of us, they are necessary and are usually made of metal with […]Read More Purging the Plastics: Seed Starting
One of the things I found most frustrating when I started gardening is that there was SO MUCH conflicting information out there regarding plants, amendments, methods… everything. I’m a scientist by trade, so I’m used to less folk-lore, less “My Pappy did it this way and it works! I swear!”, less bizarre DIY methods (I’m […]Read More Who do you trust?