21 Ways to become a better gardener

Gardening is a fantastic activity. It is such a versatile way to experience nature. There are many different things that one can learn and read about to become a better gardener. There will always be ways that we can improve our knowledge, and learn more. Gardening is a subject where no one is ever really … Read more 21 Ways to become a better gardener

Tomatoes

Tomatoes belong to the nightshade family. Peppers, potatoes, eggplant, tobacco, among others also belong to the nightshade family. Tomatoes are one of the most commonly grown fruits in a traditional vegetable garden. They are very versatile, and can be used raw, or cooked into sauces. They also can very well, which can make them a … Read more Tomatoes

Gardening for the non-gardener

I think there is a certain element of intimidation in gardening. Or starting anything new really. So lets talk about gardening for the non-gardener. Maybe you have zero interest in gardening, but you want to grow your own herbs, or small patch of vegetables to help you save money. Or this is your first foray … Read more Gardening for the non-gardener

Starting Vegetable Seeds Indoors

Starting vegetable seeds indoors can be a really great way to help jump start your growing season. Growing by seed can seem like a daunting task, but its not super complicatied once you break it down into easier steps. Preparation The key to making things easy is to know what type of supplies to have … Read more Starting Vegetable Seeds Indoors

Getting to Know Soil

So you’ve got your bucket, and seed packet ready. But the question remains, how do you know what kind of soil to fill your bucket up with? Soil is one of those things that I never really thought about when it came to gardening. I always used to think, well whatever is in the ground … Read more Getting to Know Soil

Gardening basics to get you started

Okay, so I’m not exactly new to gardening. I’ve been doing it my whole life. But the thing is, even if I devoted my entire life to gardening, I still wouldn’t feel like I know enough about it. Growing confidence is a big part of starting a garden. Gardening basics is a good place to … Read more Gardening basics to get you started

Grow Light Guide to Indoor Gardening

The must know info for growing indoors Grow light is an increasingly popular way to grow plants and vegetables inside. Especially if you live in an area that has a long winter, with extended days of low light. You may have heard about grow lights being used in greenhouses, or from keen gardeners who want … Read more Grow Light Guide to Indoor Gardening

How to care for a spider plant without killing it

Susan in the cubicle over from you at work has a flourishing container garden surrounding her computer and desk. Her variegated spider plant is producing too many offshoots, and she decides to cut one off and give it to you. Thanks Susan, now what? Working in an office can be pretty bleak. Especially open concept … Read more How to care for a spider plant without killing it

Variegated Plants Need light to maintain colouring

green leaves of the Fittonia house plant with red variegation running along the vein lines of the leaf.

Variegated plants are often known for having a combination of colours running through their leaves. If you’ve never heard this word before, don’t worry. Usually the two most common colours are green, and white. But sometimes it can be green and another colour, like gold, pink, red, silver, or purple. That means making sure that … Read more Variegated Plants Need light to maintain colouring