Common Plant Diseases & Problems to Look For

seedlings in containers from above

These common plant diseases and pest problems impact both indoor and outdoor plants, but you’ll need to be especially vigilant during seed starting season. Indoor plants can be plagued by these plant diseases, but there are natural methods to control them so you won’t have to resort to toxic pest control.

Perennial Peanut Grass: An Evergreen Ground Cover

yellow peanut grass flower

Perennial peanut grass, an evergreen ground cover, is a great lawn replacement that’s drought tolerant. Mowed, it’s low enough to walk on. This evergreen ground cover has pretty yellow flowers, bright green leaves, and will out-compete grasses and other weeds. Chickens will even eat the yellow flowers.

Real Vegetable Gardens from Far and Wide

Beautiful magazine vegetable gardens are inspiring to see, but sometimes we need a reality check. These vegetable gardens come from all across the USA (plus one from Spain!) are the results of real people working the soil and growing food. Beautiful vegetable gardens are great, but REAL is fun to see, too.

Make a Wicking Bed – Great for Drought Gardens

onions growing in a garden with rich soil

Wicking beds are very water efficient. These self-contained planters have a reservoir of water at the bottom and a wicking medium that slowly pulls water up to the plant roots. The folks over at Bits Out the Back created this short tutorial on making a wicking bucket. The same technique can be applied to larger beds and [...]

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