2020 Year in Review: What did my Garden Grow?

2020 has been a year alright. Just like everyone else, I had to change & adapt throughout this crazy year in many different facets of my life, gardening included. I had a few successes, a few failures, tried new gardening methods & new plants. This year’s gardening adventure was certainly a learning experience, more so…

A Gardener’s Christmas Gift Guide

Thanksgiving came & went, which means that Christmas is just around the bend. I figured it might be helpful to compile a list of presents that would bring joy to gardeners. Maybe you’re a gardener yourself, an aspiring one, or there’s a gardener in your life that you’re shopping for. Just like with every hobby, there…

End of Season Growing from Seed Update

Whew, it has been one eventful growing season over here! 2020 brought a lot of new gardening challenges, chief among them was my quest to grow from seed. As a general novice in this gardening field, I decided to dive right in this spring by starting a bunch of seeds indoors. Mainly because I was…

I Grew a Pumpkin! + General Pumpkinpalooza-ness

Happy Halloween Eve! I thought I would give a little update on my post from a couple a month ago about growing pumpkins from seed. Mainly, because it’s prime pumpkin season, but also because that pumpkin actually grew! After all of the problems that I have faced trying to grow pumpkins & squash through the…

How to Harvest Tomato Seeds Now for Free Tomato Plants Later

It’s that time of year again when chilly autumn nights reign & the threat of frost starts to loom. I’m always a bit relieved when cooler temperatures arrive since that means I don’t have to water my garden as often. However, it also means that most of my plants will soon fade off into the…

Tomato Wars: End of the Season Update (Seed Starting Indoors, Winter Sowing, Hydroponics vs. Direct Sowing)

Back in the spring, I thought it would be interesting to plant brandywine tomato seeds in a variety of ways & chronicle their growth here. I am relatively new to growing plants from seeds, so I was excited to experiment with different seed starting methods. I started this Tomato Wars series off with an article…

Adventures in Growing Pumpkins from Seed

Hello, pumpkin season! Yes, I am one of those pumpkin-crazed people that loves all things pumpkin! Pumpkins pumpkins everywhere is basically my motto for fall. For me, autumn is for decorating & cooking/baking with pumpkins. Since I pretty much believe that there is no such thing as having too many pumpkins, I decided to try…

Planting Peas from Seed for Fall Harvests

It’s hard to believe that autumn is quickly approaching, especially when it is still so hot outside, but September is already here & cooler temperatures will be here too before we know it. My veggie plants are still growing strong for the most part, but it won’t be long before they kick the bucket. Enter…

My Golden Girls Themed Garden

I am a huge The Golden Girls fan, like watch it every day huge fan. It is the ultimate comfort show for me. I am also the proud owner of all of the DVDs (does anyone else watch DVDs anymore? Just me? Ok.) & 2 sets of Golden Girls Funkos. When I first started gardening…

Tomato Wars: Tomato Seedlings Update (Seed Starting Indoors, Winter Sowing vs. Hydroponics)

Well, it’s been about a month since my tomato seed starting article where I compared seed starting indoors with the winter sowing method & hydroponics. A lot has changed over the last month. To be honest, it’s been a bit of an unexpected rollercoaster of events which I definitely did not expect, but that’s gardening…