Showing posts with label herb garden. Show all posts
Showing posts with label herb garden. Show all posts

3.19.2014

Images of Spring: The Perennials are A Poppin'!

Look what I found in the garden yesterday, Springtime! The perennials have returned!

I cannot say it feels much like springtime today, however, yesterday was gorgeous. The cold and rainy dreariness of the end of winter has once again returned, not for long… Taking advantage of the awesome weather yesterday, I managed to get the last of fruit trees pruned. I had hoped to have this done months ago, time is rarely on my side though:) Admittedly, I must have walked past the kitchen garden dozens of times without evening noticing all the fresh, new green shoots sprouting up everywhere!

These are the reasons why I love perennial gardening!

Peppermint Shoots


2.16.2014

The Vertical Garden and Vegetable Plants That LOVE Growing Up!

Green walls, living fences, no dig gardening, vertical farming and landscaping have become deeply rooted in modern landscape design, urban gardening, and food gardening. These ideas are by no means new though and have been utilized throughout history by many different cultures. Sure, most of us have heard about vertical gardening or landscaping… Did you know that many of our beloved vegetables and favorite produce love to grow in this manner, as well?      

As many attempt the return to a simpler, ‘grow your own’ lifestyle and feed the household from their own private ‘Garden of Eden’, the small backyard garden, at best, is often the venue. These vertically enhanced methods of growing plants are not only perfect for utilizing small outdoor growing spaces, creating privacy or shade, but your veggies will love ‘em too!

Want to know more about the vegetables, herbs, gourds, fruit, and berries that grow well in a vertical garden and where to grow them? Keep on reading for a list of my favorite creeping and climbing veggie garden friends that love just hangin’ around.

10.16.2013

5 Easy #DIY Raised #Garden Bed Projects that are Attractive and Practical!

Raised garden beds are a fantastic way to utilize yard spaces, large and small. Whether, planning to add new vegetable beds, a herb garden, or flowers for you, the #hummingbirds, butterflies, and #bees, the plants (and insects) will thank you as they flourish from the many benefits of growing in raised gardens.


Raised garden designs can be as simple and inexpensive of a #DIY project, as an arrangement of straw bales, recycled wood, or basic pallet garden, to more ‘concrete’ options including the use of cinder blocks, paving stones, bricks, and rock.

In all reality, wild and crazy gardeners out there will make a raised garden bed from just about anything they can get their dirty gloves on, that will hold soil! Design ideas are endless.

In my search for raised garden ideas to incorporate into my own edible garden designs for the upcoming growing season, a handful of basic ideas have moved into my “Favorite” pile. These guys made the cut primarily because of the cost, labor intensity (or lack, there of…), sustainable attributes, and overall, attractiveness.  

4.25.2013

Turning the Garden Soil

Apricot blossoms
~by J A Tucker

The gardens are calling! The warm sun is finally shining, and the new shoots of springs are erupting all over the yard. Mission of the week: get the garden soil turned and ready for all the new plants.

Spring has been extremely busy so far this year. Between the massive spring cleanup of my new yard and gardens, and the endless mountain of boxes that overtook my new office during the move, sadly my writing was forced to the back burner, so to speak. Still in search of the office I know exists somewhere behind that pile boxes, I decided that I should not be letting it hold me back from returning to my writing.

Over the next week or so, I will be doing a few springtime updates. Feel free to take a quick peek at what’s new.

Make sure to check back throughout the summer for new posts as I build my new vegetable garden, berry and melon patches, kitchen/ herb garden, and update my out-of-date front and backyard. I have loads of work to do!