In the gardening world, think of August and September as a time to do spot cleanup. It’s a little like when you rinse off the mustard spot on your sleeve rather than wash the whole shirt.
Have you seen the cute little seedling pots made with newspaper? They are easy to make, and perhaps even a sure-handed 6 year-old can make them by your side once he has had instruction and practice. If you want to save money, and who doesn’t, these are a great substitution for buying commercial peat posts….
[Note: You can plant potatoes from St. Patrick’s Day through the end of July]!
It all started about 20 years ago when I got the idea that I could grow potatoes in our backyard from whole potatoes purchased at the store. We had a few that sprouted and sent up shoots but they did not have good quality, and some just didn’t come up at all and rotted. I found out that ALL non-organic (conventional) potatoes at the store are treated with sprout-inhibitor….
According to Seed Savers Exchange, “Spinach is a nutrient-rich green that is easy to grow in the garden. Spinach requires long days in conjunction with cooler temperatures, so it’s more feasible for growers in the north to save seeds from spinach. We are in the Midwest, so it has the right conditions here.
It’s been just wonderful to have lots of fresh, beautiful organic spinach right out the door this spring and early summer for smoothie-making! Having my potager right outside my kitchen door, gives me creative freedom, utility, and beauty. …