Is it time to start ...

Generally we suggest our new gardeners buy transplants the first year and wait until they have a season (or two) under their belts before they tackle seed starting. But if you’re ready, here’s some real-time info that will help you. The most important thing to consider is timing....

Cooking the Books

How many cookbooks do you have? And more to the point, how many cookbooks do you use? If you’re like us, you’ve got dozens, but you consistently go back to just two or three of them. (probably the same couple of recipes every time as well). Maybe it’s that bread recipe with your mother’s...

Part 1: Seed Startin...

Start with clean plant pots, clean hands and a sterile seed starting mix. Most bagged mixes are already sterile. Starting seeds indoors in topsoil or compost can sometimes lead to fungal diseases in the seedlings, or too many nutrients that overwhelm the young plants. Moisten your seed...