So here we are again… Gardening season, spring, our bodies are starting to wake up and lean towards the warmth of the sun- FINALLY! With that we start up our Thirsty Thursdays again. May brings the beginning of many flavors. This week we highlight Basil, Strawberries, Rhubarb, Blueberries and Lemon Verbena.
Plant Your Own Smoothie
Make a pie, tart, jams, parfait, fruit salad, juice, muffins, pancakes, popsicles, etc…No matter which berry you choose (or choose them all), you are sure to enjoy the fruits of your labor! Growing your own couldn’t get any better than berries.
June bearing strawberries give their biggest harvest in June (obviously), while everbearing bear the same amount of fruit but it is spread throughout the summer. With so many varieties, there’s sure to be a
strawberry that thrives in your space. Plant in early spring. Strawberries typically are grown in beds/rows directly into the ground. Now with all the different varieties you can also grow them in a containers like strawberry jars, window boxes and hanging baskets. Continue reading “Berrilicious”
It’s almost time to plant onions and we’ve got sets in stock. Garlic too!
Onion sets or onion seedlings?
Onions have been grown as a food source since the Egyptians planted them alongside the Nile. As one of the easiest vegetables to grow, confusion hovers more so around the type of onion best for home growing. Most garden centers order onions in different forms: seed, onions sets, or seedlings. The Netherland Bulb Company provides onion varieties in onions sets to help eliminate guesswork, and present one of the easiest methods to produce onions. Onion sets facilitate the growing process as they are small, dormant bulbs grown from seed the previous season. Onion sets are perfect for the home gardener as they guarantee onions for immediate consumption and storage with a few weeks from planting. As a member of the allium family, they also provide a natural pest repellant to animals inclined to forage in the home garden. Continue reading “Planting Onions”
Seed starting indoors is great way to make your garden successful from the start. Nurturing and watching seedlings grow from nothing into a fully grown plant can be incredibly rewarding.
Three common mistakes
Gardeners have asked how to be more successful with starting their own seeds and the problems usually boil down to simple, common mistakes. Here are the three most common mistakes and how to fix them
1. Problem: Not Enough Light
A common mistake beginner seed starters make is not giving their seeds enough light. New seeds need a lot of light to get growing. You can start with a south facing window, but if it doesn’t get 6+ hours a day, it probably won’t do. Continue reading “Seed Starting”
A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.
Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. Continue reading “Ultra Violet Pantone Color of the Year 2018”