Garden Wisdom Blog — garden-wisdom
About Marjoram and Oregano
category: Herb Talk garden-wisdom
Waiting to Transplant
category: Articles and Instructions category: Garden Resources category: Seed Talk garden-wisdom hardening-off how-to potting-on timing transplant
Many plants benefit from a head start by sowing indoors during late winter and early spring. For a few crops, notably peppers and tomatoes, this indoor start is an absolute requirement if growing from seed. These tender, tropical plants will be killed outright by frost, and will show immediate signs of distress if exposed to cold spring weather. So the gardener’s strategy is to make an educated guess about when it will be warm enough to transplant them outdoors, and work backwards from that date according to which crop is involved. Tomatoes, peppers, and many perennial flowers require a good...
Good Watering Practice
category: Articles and Instructions category: Garden Resources category: Organic Growing garden-wisdom how-to
Plants need water – that’s a fact. And many vegetable crops need quite a lot of water (along with sunshine and nutrients) to produce the tasty roots and fruits that nourish us year round. Part of the goal of organic gardening is to grow food sustainably. We want to have minimal impact on the environment, and leave the soil healthier than we started with. So what are the ways we can use good watering practice in our sustainable garden and farming models? 1. Whenever possible, water early in the morning. This is when the soil is coolest, so the water...
Seedling Heat Mats Really Work
category: Organic Growing category: Seed Talk garden-wisdom seed-starting
category: Vegetable Talk garden-wisdom how-to-grow