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
- Starting a garden from scratch and How to start a garden in a hurry
- Choosing Raised Garden Beds
- What should I grow?
- Fascination Garden – great for gardening with kids!
- Calorie Garden – for the most calories in the smallest space
- Vitamin Garden – for highly nutrient-dense foods
- Money-Saving Garden – grow your most expensive crops at home
- Flavor Garden – for taste money literally can’t buy
- Garden planner tool – this is way better than the one I programmed years ago!
- Essential garden tools
- Should I buy plants or seeds?
- Common questions from new gardeners
- Very simple succession planting for zone 5b-6
- No, you don’t need a greenhouse
- Yes, you do need a root cellar
These are the most common questions I see about raised bed gardening, along with my answers. Though I try to be comprehensive and not just relate my experience, you may find other things work better in your situation and location. How tall should I make my beds? If you can work on the ground andContinue reading “How to Build a Raised Bed Garden: FAQ”
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”
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”