So You Want a Bigger Basil Harvest

Harvesting Basil

If you’ve planted basil in your garden this year, I can guarantee you are already thinking of how you can use this spicy, aromatic herb. Now you are counting the days until you can clip those basil leaves and bring them indoors. For the maximum harvest this summer follow these four steps: Plant Basil in Full Sun

Starting Your Spring Garden

Spring Flower

Spring has come a little early this year. I’m seeing signs all throughout my garden. The daffodils that poked through the soil in late January are nearing the end of their blooms. Neighborhood fruit trees are flowering. Even the songbirds have come back and are staking out their territories for this year’s nest. Just like

Questions About Seed Starting

Seeds Ready to Be Sown

February is the season of love…and of the very beginnings of your summer garden. This is the month when you can buy fresh packets of seed and start growing the new herbs, veggies, and flowers you will enjoy in your garden all year long. Starting seeds doesn’t take much

Now You See Me, Now You Don’t!

Camoflage

Things have been going quite well in my garden this spring. We’ve received several bouts of heavy rain, but not so much that there have been floods that would damage roots. In between bouts of weeding (a never-ending chore) I’ve been having fun watching the succession of spring flowers in my garden. First up were

Pearls of Wisdom

You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.

— Jack London

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