These gardening tips are for USDA Zone 5 in Michigan. They will apply readily to other places where summers are 80-90 degrees Fahrenheit with regular rain and winters are snowy with temperatures from -20 to +20.

Starting a Garden

Garden infographic
The basic elements you need are sunlight, a container of soil, and water. Click the graphic for a larger version.

More Gardening

Kid Garden Plans

Here are two more garden plans geared at kids. I drew these up for a community garden in Ontario. The garden asks that people don’t plant potatoes, perennials, or tall crops like corn or sunflowers, so this is what I came up with. Each link has a diagram and plant list. Color block garden (link)Continue reading “Kid Garden Plans”

Microgreen Kit Comparison

Microgreens are all the rage, and for good reason. They are 4-40x more nutritious than their full-size counterparts, can be grown indoors without lights in any season, and are beautiful and tasty to eat. And, as we’re all hunkering down waiting for COVID-19 to burn itself out, lots of people are realizing a little greenContinue reading “Microgreen Kit Comparison”

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