Tag : Grow Your Own

How to Make Paper Pots for Planting Seeds

  It’s easy to make paper pots for planting seeds. All you need is a can and some newspaper. Add soil and seeds, and you’re half way to a garden. There are many things I love about paper pots for…

0 Comments / 256 View / March 13, 2017

The Best Tomato Varieties

  With more than 10,000 tomato varieties to choose from, it can be difficult to know which ones are right for you. But the answer is simple. The best tomato varieties are the ones you have room and time to grow,…

2 Comments / 167 View / February 27, 2017

Transplanting Seedlings vs. Direct Sowing Seeds

  Should you chuck seeds straight into the garden or grow them in modules or seedling trays first? Knowing where and how to plant could be the factor that takes your garden from good to great. First, it’s important to…

4 Comments / 843 View / February 8, 2017

A Year for Love & Book Making

  It’s been 7 years since I began writing and capturing images for Pass The Pistil. When I started, I wasn’t sure where it would lead, I just knew I had to start. Through the process of writing the blog,…

6 Comments / 84 View / January 23, 2017

What to Plant: How to Grow Chard

  If you’re planning your spring garden, put Swiss chard on the list. It’s not only delicious and easy to grow, it’s a super food packed with more nutrition than kale. (Yes, it’s true. Kale is good for you, and…

2 Comments / 181 View / January 2, 2017

Greens for Small Spaces

  Red and green leaf lettuce will always have a place at the table. So too will traditional romaine, but have you tried oak leaf lettuce, ‘Roxy’ or ‘Freckles’?  Or maybe arugula or Mizuna greens? There is an endless number…

0 Comments / 1768 View / October 26, 2016

October Garden Checklist

  October consists of 31 days and is book ended on the calendar same as all the other months, so why does it always seem too short? It could be because it’s a month when time is on the move? Darkness creeps…

0 Comments / 318 View / October 6, 2016

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 / 608 View / September 9, 2016

September Garden Checklist

  I sometimes think that if months were siblings, September would be my favorite — especially when it comes to the garden. The high heat of mid summer is past and I can take my time puttering, cleaning up beds,…

0 Comments / 167 View / August 31, 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 / 260 View / August 19, 2016