Tag : DIY Gardening

DIY Free Printable Seed Packets

Seeds are so many things. In An Invisible Orchard, A Natural History of Seeds, Jonathan Silverton book explains: “The story of seeds, in a nutshell, is a tale of evolution. From the tiny sesame that we sprinkle on our bagels…

0 Comments / 669 View / September 9, 2016

Crunchy, Quick Pickled Spicy Green Beans

  Green beans straight off the vine are hands-down the best way to eat them. Only after you’ve had your fill is it time to try something new. Steamed is safe. Especially with a squeeze of lemon or tossed with…

0 Comments / 261 View / August 19, 2016

Grow Plants for Free: How to Propagate Rosemary From Cuttings

  Would you like to grow plants for free? When I was young, it was common for my mother to send me to the neighbors for a cutting of this or a clipping of that. Stems or other bits of…

0 Comments / 17075 View / August 2, 2016

Summer Harvesting Tips

  The adage, sow little and often, also rings true for harvesting. Gather what you need when you need it for huge returns. This is especially true of herbs, beans, cucumbers, summer squash and berries — at least until your…

4 Comments / 248 View / June 24, 2016

Small Space Gardening Tips in Chicagoland

  What happens when you endure an unusually long, cold winter and finally the weather starts to turn the corner toward spring? Right! Pull out the short sleeves, seeds and plant — of course. I was fortunate enough to find…

0 Comments / 137 View / April 27, 2015

Make Your Own Seed Starting Mix | DIY Gardening

Your next bumper crop is right around the corner, waiting in a handful of seeds. If only all the seeds we planted grew past that awkward stage from youth to adolescence, into prosperous and fruitful adults, beating the odds of damping-off…

5 Comments / 1749 View / March 6, 2015

Grow Your Own Microgreens

  If pink is the new black then microgreens are the new kale. Packed with nutrition and gleaming with vibrant color, microgreens are some of the best of the best. Fresh, homegrown vegetables loaded with flavor and nutrients, straight from…

0 Comments / 1173 View / February 23, 2015

How To Make Seed Bombs: Spread the Love

Seed bombs are neat little packages of seeds, compost and clay. They’re fab to make and even better to spread and watch grow. Cast them throughout your yard, garden, or neglected stretches of your neighborhood. Think of it as an…

2 Comments / 917 View / December 8, 2014

DIY Mushroom Farm

  Mushrooms are the rule benders of garden-to-table eating and a perfect compliment to indoor gardening. Call it apartment therapy, not enough space for a garden therapy or simply mushroom obsession therapy. Grow them any time of year under your…

0 Comments / 3317 View / June 8, 2014

Dirt-to-Dinner

  Dirt-to-dinner, garden-to-table, farm-to-fork, fork-to-mouth… what does it all mean? Not long ago I got a call from an old friend, Greg Gearheart. He’s an organizer of a Dirt to Dinner event in Sacramento and water resource engineer. Apparently Sacramento…

0 Comments / 82 View / May 11, 2014