Should you Grow these Veggies? You decide!
You may remember, last week I talked to you about 7 veggies worth growing. This week, let’s chat about a few you might want to think twice about!
Does this sound familiar? You start paging through those beautiful seed catalogs, dreaming of spring and wondering which varieties you should plant.
But, like most of us, you probably have limited space, and your eyes might just be bigger than your trowel! You need to maximize the productivity of your garden, but maybe you’re not sure how.
Do you love garlic as much as I do? Honestly, probably not. I have a deep and abiding love for garlic that surpasses many other things in life. I mean, I love my husband, daughter and mom more than garlic (most of the time), but I really, really do love it.
So, what’s a dedicated garlic lover to do? Well, grow it, of course!
If you’ve been around for awhile, you may remember my post from a few weeks ago about my first season raising monarchs and the lessons I learned. If not, you can find my Raising Monarchs post here.
I also ended up raising a couple of generations of Eastern Black Swallowtails this summer, and I’ve gotta tell you, they’re totally different from monarchs!
Warning: Today’s post is going to be something of a rant! Hopefully, an intelligent and well-reasoned rant, but a rant nonetheless. Read on at your own risk.
Why? You may ask. Don’t worry, I’m going to tell you!
I’ve only been raising monarch caterpillars for about a month, but it’s amazing how much I’ve learned about what to do (and not to do!) in that short amount of time. It’s such a fun journey, I hope you’ll follow along.
Summer is beginning to wind down (WAAAAA!!!!!), but that doesn’t mean your garden needs to become drab and boring. There are many different plants that are just getting started in late summer (or have been blooming all along and just keep going, much like the Energizer bunny!)
As a bonus, many of these plants are important for the bees and butterflies, particularly monarchs that will soon be making their long journey south.
I was recently talking to someone and mentioned that I was hoping to attract more bats to my yard. She was absolutely horrified, concerned that I would end up being exposed to rabies.
I thought most of the myths surrounding bats had been dispelled at this point, but I guess I was wrong, so I thought we’d talk about a couple of the most common myths and a few cool facts about bats.
I bet, unless you’re a totally avid gardener, you’ve never heard of Egyptian Walking Onions before. Amirite?
To make life easier and save my typing fingers, we’re going to call Egyptian Walking Onions EWO from this point on.
So, what are they and why do you want them?