Growing the Most Peppers in your small garden
Peppers are one of, if not my favorite, things to grow. There are so many things you can do with peppers and so many different varieties. Peppers are pretty prolific as well, so you will get plenty if you treat your plant well. Continuing on with my series “Small Space Garden”, I am going to go over another one of my suggestions from “11 Best Plants To Start Growing Your Own Food”. If you have not read either of those articles yet I would recommend reading them to follow along or if you are interested in beginning to grow your own food. Whether you have a large amount of space to grow or if you live in an apartment complex the goal of growing your own food can be achieved with just a little bit of creativity. While I believe all pepper varieties are a great addition to any garden, there is one variety in particular that I feel stood out the most to me as a must have when limited on space. That was the Sweet Banana Pepper variety.
Tips for Growing Your Own Luffa!
Continuing on with my series “Small Space Garden”, I am going to go over another one of my suggestions from “11 Best Plants To Start Growing Your Own Food”. If you have not read either of those articles yet I would recommend reading them to follow along or if you are interested in beginning to grow your own food. Whether you have a large amount of space to grow or if you live in an apartment complex the goal of growing your own food can be achieved with just a little bit of creativity. The one I am going to go over is Luffa.
Tips for Growing Sorrel
Continuing on with my series of “Growing Your Own Food”, I would like to discuss another one of the eleven plants I discussed in the article and give you my reasons why it is a great pick as well as some tips and pointers that will help you get the most abundant harvest. If you have not previously read my other articles I would love it if you would and share along any tips you have that I may have missed or any tips you learn along the way that may help others. It may also be helpful to follow along if you first read “Growing Your Own Food” and “Small Space Garden”.
I can remember it like it was yesterday. If I close my eyes I can even still feel the cool late October air and hear the light rustling of leaves. I was sitting in the driveway of an old friends house, bundled up in my jacket but shivering because I was wearing shorts and trying to keep my legs warm as I sat legs crossed, deep in conversation with my childhood friend. I know that you were cold too, but I prefer to remember the story as this, you saw me shivering and so you crawled up into my lap to keep me warm. This small beat up ball of fur with gigantic green eyes and a purr box that sounded like a motor boat. I had no idea in that moment all that was to be in store for us. The joy, laughter and tears. They have all been worth it though. Every single step of the way.
Slow Down and Just Live
Do you remember when the biggest stress in your life was whether or not someone else in class was wearing the same outfit as you? If the varsity football player you had a crush on even knew you existed? Whether or not mom and dad were going to let you borrow the car this weekend? Growing up you hear over and over how fast life flies by from “the adults”. You never actually listen to it though. You are too busy just trying to grow up so you don't have to follow the rules of your parents anymore or the stupid rules from school. You think, once you are in your twenties and have it all figured out (eye roll) then you can start enjoying life and not let it pass you by. But then you wake up and you're about to turn 35 and starting to really understand what all those “adults” were telling you about it flying by and fully grasping that you are one of those “adults” now. While being aware of how fast life is passing you by, you are still unable to just slow down and take it all in. Because now the stress is not whether or not you and someone else will wear the same outfit or if the varsity boy you have a crush on notices you or if mom and dad will let you borrow the car. It is instead- whether or not your clothes still fit and if you can afford new ones if they don't, it is will your spouse give you some alone time to think and notice you a little less and if you are going to have enough money to make the payment on your car, or your car insurance-forget gas, your car has been running on fumes at this point. Life so quickly goes from passing you by from living life to the fullest responsibility-free, to passing you by while you are caught up in the stress of adulthood. Life goes from passing you by from not paying attention to your responsibilities to passing you by from being so bogged down in your responsibilities that you forgot to live in the mean time. You just wanted to be old enough to graduate high school, you just wanted to be done with college, you just want to be old enough to retire. You just “want” for so much and in the mean time, life is racing by you. Until one day you wake up and realize, you missed out enjoying on your twenties when you were too wrapped up in waiting to get out of college and feeling sorry for yourself in all your mostly self inflicted hard-times and now you are missing out on life once again while you mourn losing your twenties.
4 Best Tips To Growing Basil In A Small Space
In this article I will go over the things that made me grow basil the most successfully in a small space. Basil is great when you have a limited amount of space because it doesn't really require much from you at all. I have successfully grown it out of cans, mason jars, in ground, in pots, and in the Aerogarden. The fun thing about basil is it will also grow in just water, so when I notice my plant is beginning to die off, I take a few clippings and place them in water, wait for roots to form and start over! I love the fresh flavor basil adds to any dish especially soups and salad. I add in a few fresh sprigs to my soups and I love the flavor of chopping up a few leaves and adding it to my salad as well. There are tons of varieties of basil, but my personal favorite is one called “lettuce leaf basil”. I found these on Baker Creek's website (rareseeds.com). They produce large leaves that contain the original basil flavor we all love. They make a perfect edition to salad, so I even toss a few seeds in my salad mix grow bag I mentioned in my article “5 Tips To Growing Your Own Salad Greens”. This is another list I will do my best to keep as short as possible.
My 5 Best Tips For Growing Radishes and Kholrabi
I really do not have a lot to share as far as root veggies go, I am as I said before, still learning and using this as a tool to get the information out there as I learn it. I garden in a small urban home and am trying to find the best ways to maximize my production in the least amount of space possible. Everything that I chose for the original article “Growing Your Own Food”, I have tested growing in pots as well as in ground to make sure that even someone in an apartment would have access to growing these. Of course even in an apartment some things will be harder even in pots since not all apartments have porches. You may have to utilize table space up against a window that gets the most light in your apartment. I did notice less light does cause the plants to produce a bit slower, but I also noticed that even with less light, while producing slower, they still produced food. Once you start to grow your own food, you will pick up tricks that work the best for your individual situation. The most important part of it all is that you try, even if you failed in the past try again. For this article I am going to group both radishes and kohlrabi from the original article that I promised these tips from, “Growing Your Own Food”. If you have not read that one yet, I would recommend you read it so you can follow along with the tips and the outline I am giving for how I have had the success that I have had growing as much food as I have. It will also be much appreciated if you did! So here are, in my experience, what I found to be the 5 most important things when growing radishes and kohlrabi (and quite frankly with any root vegetables like carrots, onions etc. etc, but not potatoes- those have some different rules all on their own and I highly suggest doing full research on potatoes before growing on your own as they can be poisonous if done incorrectly or harvested too early or too late).
5 Tips to Growing Your Own Salad Greens
In continuation of the tips promised from my previous article “Growing Your Own Food”, here are my tips for growing your own lettuce or salad greens. This one is going to be short and only 5 tips. I am in no way a professional gardener and so I always recommend to do your research and also check what garden zone you live in. I live in zone 9b, and these are tips that have worked for me. I have grown lettuce and salad greens both indoor, in ground, in pots and in dirt bags. I highly recommend an Aerogarden if you would like to grow indoor. It will not get you to where you are eating salad greens daily, but it will get you to a point where you are at least eating them once or twice a week. They have different options for how many pods you can buy, so you could potentially do more than the 6 pod Aerogarden and possibly get greens more than once to twice a week. They also have kits for growing tomatoes, peppers and herbs in them and are definitely worth checking out. OK, so lets dive into the five tips for growing your own salad greens.