Tag : Container Gardening

How to Grow a Small Space Salad Garden

What could be easier than growing salad in a box? It’s one of my favorite ways to grow greens, herbs, strawberries, and any other shallow rooted kitchen garden veg — flowers included. I’ve used the same set of pine, wine…

2 Comments / 450 View / June 4, 2017

How To Make a Trash Can Planter

If you can convert a trash can into a planter, you can convert nearly anything into a garden. Any size or style, sky’s the limit. Thinking outside the box might be your ticket to a verdant lifestyle filled with the…

2 Comments / 1053 View / July 7, 2016

Kitchen Garden: Planting in Galvanized Containers

  Growing a vegetable garden in recycled containers is all the rage, but are there risks? I was reminded of this looming question when a friend asked if she needed to line her watering trough turned raised bed before planting….

2 Comments / 3736 View / March 13, 2016

What to Plant: Planning for Spring

  Like you, I have a list of plants that already have dibs in the garden this coming season. They’re the plants that either out-performed the others, producing amazing blooms or impressive yields, or simply possessed unbeatable flavor, or both….

0 Comments / 925 View / December 29, 2015

DIY Garden in a Mint Tin

Don’t throw it away! If it holds soil and has drainage it’s a planter. Do-it-yourself mint tin gardens are perfect for small spaces, windowsills or passed along as gifts. Plus they’re easy to make. Grow succulents, sprouts or experiment with…

0 Comments / 1509 View / November 5, 2015

Plant Pick: Blanket Flower

  Just when you thought it was time to hunker down for winter fall flowers come into play, toying with the senses and punctuating the season. Blanket flowers, Gaillardia spp., are no exception and a key component to a vibrant…

0 Comments / 141 View / October 13, 2015

Kitchen Garden Obsessed

  It’s no secret that great ingredients make great food. Or that simple dishes quickly become amazing when paired well. What’s less known is it only takes a handful of provisions from the garden to transform staples into mile markers….

0 Comments / 340 View / September 30, 2015

Baylor Chapman & Lila B. Design

    Some of the most forward thinking living arrangements are the handiwork of Baylor Chapman, author of The Plant Recipe Book. I happened upon her shop, Lila B. Design, springing from a shipping container in a space shared by…

14 Comments / 392 View / July 6, 2015

Water Wise Gardening Trends & Visit With Good Day Sacramento

  You’ve got this. You can still grow what you love with less water, it just means being a little more creative. And I’ve decided drought, adversity in general, makes us better gardeners. It means focusing on just the things…

0 Comments / 249 View / June 3, 2015

12 Edible Plants That Give More Than They Need

  Plants that sip and don’t suck? Water is a hot topic. States are competing over water rights, drought in the west continues and growing food locally is more important than ever. Right out my door sounds nice. Steps from…

0 Comments / 1759 View / May 11, 2015