Tender green lettuce leaves are very susceptible to damage from slugs and snails. They’re also a favorite of pests like rabbits and deer, though admittedly those are not a problem for me here. To combat the damage from snails and slugs, try planting lettuce in containers up off the ground.
Growing persimmons for a late fall harvest on your homestead? Choosing a persimmon tree will depend on a few factors and how you plan to use the persimmons you grow. Here’s how to decide between an American persimmon tree or a Fuyu persimmon tree.
Whether you’re learning about hot composting, passive compost methods, or other compost systems, start with this composting for beginners primer. The biggest thing to note: Composting is not hard. It’s a natural process that you can help “fast track” for better soil in your garden.
These DIY plant markers are a snap to make. Many utilize recycled materials making them an inexpensive addition to your vegetable garden. Marking plants in the garden allows you to keep track of what vegetables are growing. Some are very hard to tell apart when they’re seedlings.
Growing tomatoes in containers is a great way to generate a crop in a small garden space. Here, the best way to plant tomatoes, the best soil for tomatoes, and how to maintain plants for success. Your summertime vegetable harvest will be huge!
Growing blueberries is a great way to produce some of your own fruit right in your own backyard. You don’t need a lot of space – they do great in containers. Plus? They’re a very pretty plant, so they’ll look good and you might even get away with putting them in the front yard, HOA be damned!
Stuck with a shady garden space? Opting for vegetables that grow in the shade will increase your garden success. Plant these partial shade vegetables that will survive – and thrive! – in low light situations. You CAN grow a productive food crop in a shade garden.
Urban fruit! An edible landscape is great for city gardeners and fruiting trees are a perfect addition to an edible landscape. They’re beautiful, functional as they provide shade, and they can produce fruit within 3-5 years. Planting a fruit tree now will provide an abundant harvest for years to come.
Fig trees are great for urban gardeners. They do well in containers, making them a productive fruit tree that can provide a harvest in small spaces.