Last year I went to Nicaragua for an entire month to learn Spanish and teach English. During my time there, I was inspired by fellow eco-tourists to minimize my waste by refusing, reducing and reusing. Nicaragua, like many developing countries, does not have a proper waste disposal system. The country burns all of its waste, including […]
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Category: Indoor Gardening
Sometimes new traditions begin with an impulse buy. Last spring, I was at a garden center, struck by the beauty of a pot of blue-violet anemones and yellow ranunculus. The anemones were so gorgeous. And the winter had been so long. Ten bucks didn’t seem like too much to pay for a pot of plants […]
3 Reasons to Try Worm Composting Composting kitchen scraps in a worm bin is easy and rewarding. Even if you already have an outdoor compost bin, having a worm bin makes good sense. Here’s why: Worms work FAST: Worms can convert most kitchen scraps to finished compost in less than two weeks. Worms work ALL […]
We're thrilled to be doing indoor gardening this winter! Posted by Bija Satterlee on Sunday, December 13, 2015 “This is for our spirits as much as for growing actual food.” For weeks, I’ve been thinking about starting some seeds, so it was sweet to get a video from a customer in Massachusetts who’s already started […]
If you’re looking for a simple, easy-care planter that can endure heat and dry spells, consider filling a pot with succulents.
After a wild winter filled with abundant snow and unusually cold temperatures, I’m itching to get out in the garden. But the garden won’t be ready for me for weeks; it’s still covered in snow and the ground underneath is frozen. So I’m satisfying my need to grow by starting seeds indoors.
If you start plants from seed, eventually you’ll have to master the technique of potting up. It’s what you do when a seedling gets too big for the pot or cell it’s growing in. Usually it’s too early to plant outdoors, so you pot up. Not all seedlings require potting up, but many do.
Winter can be a difficult time for gardeners. Sure, there are seed catalogs to get us through January, but February arrives, and it’s still winter. Is it too early to start seeds? Not at all, especially if you aspire to grow plants that have a long lead time, such as artichokes or onions. Valerie Ryan, […]