Have you ever started your growing season with glee, only to be disappointed by spindly, weak seedlings? Don’t give up! You might be missing one critical factor in your seed-starting process: light. You can fix that problem by building an easy DIY grow light for seedlings. Simple, affordable parts from your local hardware store will do the trick.
Garden planning can be daunting, especially when you’re a newbie. What to plant? When should I start it indoors? When to transplant? What the heck is an average last frost date? These resources make it easy to know exactly what you should plant and when for your region. [Read more...]
After a late start with a wet, cold, rainy spring, we’re finally starting to see some veggies here at The Petite Farmstead. [Read more...]
Weeds are the bane of any home farmer’s existence. You can pull them, but it seems like they grow back twice as fast. You can spray them, but risk killing your veggies in the process. And who needs all those chemicals anyway? Here’s an easy way to prevent weeds, use less water, and fertilize your garden for cheap or even free.
Rhubarb. It’s hard to find a person in my circle of friends that doesn’t love it. But what do you do with it? [Read more...]
Sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb are a classic spring combination. Serve this delicious sauce warm or cold over ice cream or shortcake; or use as a healthy alternative to syrup on waffles or pancakes. [Read more...]
Picking that first handful of strawberries on a cool spring morning, inhaling their sweet smell, and adding them to my morning bowl of cereal is one of the nicest feelings in the whole wide world. And guess what! You can have the same experience, even if you live in an apartment. [Read more...]