Crop rotation can be very confusing for a beginner hobby gardener. There are already so many rules to follow, so many things to learn. I decided not to rotate crops in my raised beds, or at least not do it intentionally, and see what happens. As it turns out, if you take care of your…
Gardening in a small space is challenging because the best way to ensure a great harvest is to have every square foot packed with vegetables. This is sometimes difficult to achieve because, despite our best intentions, plants don’t always get the best start that we’d like. When it comes to direct sowing vs. sowing seeds in seed starting trays, I experimented with both, and my preferred method is seed starting trays. However, they both have an important role in the garden.
Arugula is a cold-weather crop that is incredibly fast-growing, hence the name “rocket” salad. It’s one of our favorite leafy greens to throw in our salads and pestos.
I used to think gardening was all about planting, weeding, and watering, but it’s much more complex than I imagined it to be. As a consequence, it’s also a lot more fun, because I don’t get bored with the same old tasks.
Every season brings different practices when it comes to gardening. Winter is a time of thoughtful planning and stocking up on seeds. Spring is all about taking care of those seedlings. Summer is a time of overwhelming growth and bounty. Autumn is when we give back nourishment to the soil.