Seed Starting Vegetables in February


Starting seeds indoors will give you a head start on the growing season. Starting seed in the garden can be challenging–for the seed, that is: soil too cold or too wet are the chief obstacles to germination. For early cool-season crops try indoor seed starting this year; you can get started this month. Plants that […]

February Gardening To-Do List


February may well be the toughest gardening month. Thank goodness it’s short. Gardeners in warm climates don’t know what kind of weather to expect from day to day or from day to night. Gardeners in cold climates have put the holidays behind them and just want to see the sun shine again. But that doesn’t […]

October Gardening To-Do List


October is a great time to be in the garden!  Trees are barely starting to turn colors and the cooler temperatures provide some much needed relief for any lengthy garden chores! Zone 1 Finish planting container-grown trees and shrubs Plant needle-bearing evergreens early in the month If the month is dry, repeat the September soaking […]

August Gardening To-Do List


It’s almost Fall and there’s lots to do in the garden to make sure you get everything you’ll need for the fall harvest and winter. Seed a fall crop of peas and spinach and keep harvesting. There’s always something to make with zucchini. Pick herbs for fresh use and for drying. Harvesting will keep them […]

June Gardening To-Do List


June is an rewarding and busy month for the gardener, June is more about the vegetables than the flowers.  Spring stuff is going out, summer veggies are coming in and the big plants, like squash and melons are all fighting for space! Zone 1 Plant lettuce seedlings at intervals of every few weeks Prune and […]

January To-Do List


Just got my seed catalog in and I’m already dreaming of expansions and new gardens, here are a few more regional gardening tips to help you get through January.

Low Maintenance Gardens – Do They Exist?


Healthy delicious ice cream. Fast cheap internet. Good Italian food in Portland, Oregon. I can’t help you with any of these. (If you experience with #3 please let me know!) Some believe a low maintenance garden belongs on this list of non-existent items above. But no, attractive gardens do not have to take hours and […]

December Gardening To-Do List


Well, as you might guess, there’s not a whole lot to do in the garden this time of year except shovel snow!  In Oklahoma it’s usually warm enough I still have vegetables growing so there’s still a few things for me to do but not too much for anyone North of here.  One thing all […]

November Garden To-Do List

Autumn Pumpkins

Most people probably don’t think there’s much to do in the garden in November but actually, this is the time to get a lot done without suffering from the summer heat!

September Garden To-Do List

Apple garden full of riped red apples

September is a busy time in the garden!  Most of us are planting fall crops and harvesting summer vegetables and it’s easy to forget what all needs done in preparation for fall and winter so hopefully this to do list will help! Zone 1 Sow wildflower seeds Water to winterize trees and shrubs Clean up […]