Vegetable Gardening is easy as 1-2-3

Growing vegetables can be easy – with three simple things to keep in mind. Plus, here in the land of blazing summers, you will need to select the right plants for the season. Rule one. Grow what you like. Don’t plant kale if you don’t like it! If you “kinda” like lettuce, try growing some – because home grown tastes far better than store bought. Rule two. K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Silly! Start small. You were undoubtedly envisioning a huge bed with rows of carrots and cabbages. You could do that, but better to start small. Get some big plant pots, put them where they will get at least six hours of direct sunlight each day, then fill them with potting soil. The potting soil is the most expensive part of the operation, but good soil grows good plants. Rule three. Keep the tiny little baby seedlings moist while they…

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Garden Calendar for August

Happy August! We have had record heat throughout the region this year. Even if you get rain where you live, it may not be enough. Make sure your plants are…