Posts Tagged ‘Weeds’

Garden Calendar: June Tips

Monday, June 1st, 2015
There is lots of gardening to do in June! The garden is growing and so are the weeds! Check out my garden help; don’t let the photo fool you. They were in the garden for less than fifteen minutes, but I’ll take what I can get. (more…)

Nutrients in the Garden 19: Garden Maintenance

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
We are in the dog days of summer and there isn't a lot to report in the garden. The hail set us back so while others are harvesting, we are waiting and watching for everything to grow, bloom and produce.  As we wait; we water, weed and fertilize. (more…)

Nutrients in the Garden 16: Weeding the Garden

Monday, June 2nd, 2014
“Moooooom, your garden is weedy!” said a bossy little five-year old. She is good at pointing out the obvious. After some much needed rain and sunshine, the garden is bursting with green, most of it weeds. (more…)

Nutrients in the Garden 3: Decision Making

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
Now that you have decided why you want a garden, let’s talk about how to get started.  A gardener never stops learning and though it’s easy to become overwhelmed in the beginning, we all have to start somewhere.  Don’t worry about failing at this point; the biggest mistake you will make is NOT starting!  (more…)

Garden Spotlight: Micah Weber

Thursday, October 17th, 2013
"Just plant it, seed is cheap!" says Micah Weber of Rock Valley, Iowa.  Mr. Weber has been the Agriculture Education Instructor for grades seven through twelve at Rock Valley Community School for the past 13 years.   (more…)

School Garden Spotlight: John Cole

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
John Cole heard about the Helping Communities Grow program for FFA chapters and thought, "my students would enjoy that."  Little did he know, deciding to participate in the competition would lead to reconnecting with a classmate from over 40 years ago and so, so much more.   (more…)

Hungry Tomato

Friday, May 31st, 2013
If this is the future of my tomato crop, I am in trouble!  This little guy has been in the ground for two weeks. He has had sun, rain, rain, rain, sun, and rain. He needs a little TLC in the form of warm temperatures and N-P-K!! I cannot control the sun, but I can control the nutrient level in the soil. (more…)

Come Home to the Farm

Monday, October 22nd, 2012
Every fall, American families come home to the farm! It used to be that everyone could visit a relative’s farm.  (more…)

Garden Resolutions

Friday, December 30th, 2011
In the same breath, I can tell you that I am exhausted from Christmas but also full from all of the memories created. The tree is still up; suitcases are sitting full of dirty laundry. Toys are strewn from one end of house to the other, and there are three girls silly, full from sugar, creating yet one more memory. There is time to reclaim the house, but right now, I sit and reflect on 2011 and look forward to the promises of a new year. (more…)

How to Plant and Fertilize Tomatoes

Friday, May 27th, 2011
As you may recall in March I started tomato seeds inside. I wanted to prove to myself that I could successfully start plants from seed. I often hear master gardeners talk about their seed starting success; I guess I wanted to be just like them. Ha!! (more…)

Renovate Your Lawn by Aerating and Dethatching

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
I like to walk barefoot through the yard; lush green grass feels great on my toes. Since spring has sprung, we have not been able to work in the yard and give it the TLC it deserves. Large sections of the lawn are brown and I know that the grass is not receiving the nutrients it needs. Thankfully, we got a break in our schedule and devoted the entire day to sprucing up our fescue lawn. (more…)