Starting A Fall Garden

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Always Start A Fall Garden Early – As Strange As That May Sound By the time many people start thinking about fall crops, it’s already too late. To ensure a successful fall and winter harvest, you need to start many of your late-season crops in the peak of summer. In most regions, this means planting in the heat of August to give your crops time to size up while growing conditions are still good. Some fast-growing fall crops like lettuce and radishes can be planted into late September, but many desirable fall crops like broccoli and carrots need several months of prime-growing conditions to mature before frost and low light levels set in. When in doubt, plant your fall crops a little early. Image by RitaE from Pixabay The Common Fall Seeds Pumpkins… How can anyone think of the Fall season and not think of pumpkins?…

Grapevines and Wine, Where Do Wine Enthusiasts Start?

Urban farming has become such a massive explosion that 1 in 3 people either know someone that’s farming from their small apartment balcony, or they themselves are an urban farmer. Nowadays on YouTube, urban farming has become the go-to step-by-step initiative to battle rising food costs. As luck would have it, vineyards are making a come back and not just as a tourist stop. Instead, families and groups of friends are finding ways to build their own vineyards! Wine is a huge seller right now and why wouldn’t people just jump right in, right? Suddenly in small rural areas, the winery is making a comeback and it could become a huge industry boom in 2023. Photo by Chelsea Pridham on Unsplash Where does one start when it comes to opening and seeding a vineyard? First off, if you’ve come into some land or you’ve bought an acre or two, you’re in luck.…

Which Plants Should You Have in Your Home

All of us have seen the collective images on Instagram or the full page layout in magazines showing people’s wondrous house plants that cover an entire room. However, what plants are beneficial and which ones should you avoid having in your house? What about the pollen count that can cause severe allergies? We will answer all of your questions in this article. Since there are so many species and hybrid-species of plants, it’s hard to categorize all of them because some plants work well with people and others just have a bad reverse effect. We suggest having an allergy test from your doctor first and even ask them about a plant you want to buy or have already bought. Photo by Huy Phan from Pexels First and foremost, pollinating plants that cause allergies will be the ones where normally everyone is allergic.…

Keeping Pests Away From Your Garden

Pests can be pesky little tomato worms or small animals, however, this is a beautifully humane way to allow every type of animal around your garden. Because ultimately any pollinators are welcomed and little animals should be too. The biggest warning is to never use pesticides… ever. Pesticides have been a leading cause in cancer in small children and adults that have been exposed to it. For example: RoundUp has been taken off the shelves in many stores because of the effect they have on humans who have developed cancer or disease from it. Just do not use pesticides around your home at all. We will give you examples and ways to utilize nature’s ability to protect your vegetable garden or flowers from everyday pests. Photo by Markus Spiske from Pexels Here are a few organic/natural pesticides that you can use around your garden area: Salt Spray Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko from Pexels By sprinkling some everyday salt into your watering can or a spray bottle, shake, and then begin spraying your mixture.…

The Difference Between Over Watering and Not Watering Your Garden Enough

The biggest way to mess up a garden is by either over watering or not watering enough, the biggest obstacle is finding that in-between satisfaction place for your plant. It’s this simple process of going out every morning to water your flowers or vegetable plants that things can become tricky. What do you do after it’s rained for 3 days, how long do you wait to water your plants again? Now as a first-time gardener, watering your plants will be a wait-and-see game. There is no need to panic, all you have to do is keep an eye out for the topsoil, does it seem overly dried and cracked? Or is it muddy and mushy to the touch? This physical altercation can tell you everything about when to water and when to wait another day. Because what happens to your plants if you over water?…