Category: raised bed gardening

  • Hay Bale Square Garden Technique

    In my garden adventures with hay bale ad straw bale gardening I have tried several different gardening techniques. While I like growing melons and gourds in the bales both are heavy feeder so I created a hay bale/ straw bale square garden technique to use with these crops.

  • Free Plants: Starting shrubs from healthy clippings

    A newspaper ad about a house that was being torn down has lead to a new project, starting shrubs from clippings. I went for interesting wood and any salvageable stone, banisters or windows. I must admit I found some interesting items. Wonderful bushes that were going to be destroyed also surrounded the house. I thought […]

  • Growing Strawberries: Fresh Homegrown Fruits

    Recently I picked up everbearing strawberry plants. I hadn’t planned on growing strawberries but the price of berries keeps rising and I am concerned with the chemicals larger farms use in production. I also found them at a greenhouse auction and could not turn them down. I have heard berries can be rather difficult to […]

  • Gardening Problems: Too Much Rain can Damage Crops

    This summer our weather is wet and the nights are too cool. Summers like this wreck havoc on crops. Plants can get wet feet (too much water near the roots), which stunts the plants growth and production or even kills them. I am seeing a few signs of too much water, one which is pale […]