Resist the urge to plant in your garden too early. Not only do you have to worry about night-time frost, you also have to ensure the soil temperature is warm enough to enable your tender seedlings to survive. By the second week in May, however, it is usually safe to plant seedlings in the ground in your garden.
Let’s talk about raised bed gardening. Why? Because everyone is doing it. While there are some disadvantages to raised beds, many will agree that raised beds provide the perfect solution to several garden conundrums – such as lack of space, clay soil, etc. In addition, raised beds can extend your growing season, especially if you have a cover.
This summer think about taking the average happy hour to the next level. All you will need for a creative, gourmet twist on the five o’clock tradition is your backyard garden. Cocktail gardens are making big news in 2015 as bartenders in chic restaurants are mixing up some cutting-edge drink recipes. In raised beds, in pots, or sowed directly into the ground, there are myriads of herbs, fruits, and vegetables you can grow to complement your home cocktail bar.
It’s time! Winter is over and we need to get into gardening mode. Now is the time, while the weather is still a bit too chilly to plant, to plan those gardens. Can’t decide what to plant? There are so many great options. Let us help you brainstorm by mentioning a couple of exciting gardening trends for 2015.
We sure hope everyone has a great holiday season and New Year’s celebration. Now the long sludge of winter is before us. Winter can represent a difficult wait for spring, especially for gardeners.
How about a little poinsettia trivia to get you in the holiday mood?