Category: GARDENING

Gardening projects by Belle of Dirt and book information. Latest products available from the garden- salves, tinctures, dried herbs and seeds.

Where oh where has my little spring gone…

I posted this picture on Facebook this morning. It seems that a certain groundhog had all that business about an EARLY spring WAY off the mark. It’s the end of March here and we just had another 4-6 inches of snow fall on us… Continue Reading “Where oh where has my little spring gone…”

Victory Gardens and Daylight Savings

I have spring fever and I’m procrastinating working on my books today- plus I’ve still got some “Spring Forward” lag. I’ve actually heard a rumor that Missouri is considering doing away with the observance of daylight savings time. I wondered why exactly did we… Continue Reading “Victory Gardens and Daylight Savings”

Ghetto Greenhouse

I learned a few things last year when I started peppers and tomato plants from seed, so I decided this year to improve on my experience. I started my plantings this year with an actual seed starting formula instead of just generic potting soil.… Continue Reading “Ghetto Greenhouse”

TOmato, ToMAto

I’m just going to start by saying there is a MEGA PSYCHO-CRAP TON of information out there on growing the perfect tomatoes. I ran into several forums where they were practically ready to kill each other in the debate of which form of calcium… Continue Reading “TOmato, ToMAto”

Garden Tech

Burpee has their own gardening app now. (I get their newsletter since that’s where we ordered our seeds from this year- btw. In retrospect, I should have waited for the Gurney’s catalog. There was a $50 off coupon if you spent $100 with them.… Continue Reading “Garden Tech”

Gardeners, Start Your Seedlings!

My seed packets came in the mail today that I ordered a little less than two weeks ago; soon it will be time to get some of these plants started indoors. Most seed companies like Burpee, Gurneys or Burgess are fairly first-time-gardener friendly in… Continue Reading “Gardeners, Start Your Seedlings!”

Almost seedling time!

I have almost $100 worth of seed on the way, a drawer loaded with leftover water bottles and plans to clear window space tomorrow. Excited to start this year’s garden project!

The Edible Garden

I recently created a board for my Pinterest account titled “The Edible Garden.” On it, I intend to post articles and tips related to growing all things edible in your landscape, from garden veggies and herbs to fruit trees, bushes and nuts. We’ve lived… Continue Reading “The Edible Garden”

Winter Gardening

I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape- the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show. – Andrew Wyeth Wait a minute… winter gardening? What is there to… Continue Reading “Winter Gardening”

Green Onion Resprout

Found this on Pinterest and decided to try it out for myself : Next time you buy green onions from the store, don’t throw the root bulb portions away. Save the bottom bit of the onions and put them in a cup of water… Continue Reading “Green Onion Resprout”

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