Growing Heirloom Tomatoes

Seed Starting & Planting Tips for Heirloom Tomatoes

I have a slight obsession with heirloom tomatoes. And by “slight”, I pretty much mean “almost out of control”. There are hundreds and hundreds of wonderful, beautiful varieties to choose from. Their taste is far beyond anything that you could possibly buy at the store. They come in solids or stripes in all types of colors from red and orange, to yellow, green, white and, my favorite, the black or purple varieties. You can grow … Continue reading

My No-Cost Grow Lights

My No Cost Grow Lights for Starting Seeds

Today, I want to share how I start herb, veggie and flower seedlings for my garden, without a fancy grow light system. Before I get into the details, I want to say a big “THANK YOU” for all of your help in filling out my survey the other week! I was so happy to learn that the overwhelming majority of you do want to hear more about my nerdy farm life and all of its … Continue reading

5 Soil Amendments for Growing Herbs

Herbs can be a gardener’s best friend, but only if you give them a nice spot to call home. While they’re generally easygoing and will grow in less-than-ideal conditions, properly prepared soil will ensure the most exceptional flavors and harvest. Read more about five soil amendments to grow better herbs at my article HERE on HobbyFarms.com! http://www.hobbyfarms.com/crops-and-gardening/5-soil-amendments-to-help-you-grow-better-herbs.aspx