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Getting to the Root of It

Aug 25, '21

Have you ever thought much about what plants need to grow? Being that plants are alive, they need some of the same things that you do to survive (think Maslow's hierarchy of needs, but plant version). Most notably plants need sun, water, air, stable temperatures and food; among other things....

What and When To Plant This Fall 🌱

Jul 14, '211 comment

As we are fast approaching August, it is time to start planning for Fall Planting! In a month or so, your vegetable garden will probably be winding down, the tomatoes will be less plentiful, the beans will turn starchy, the zucchini vines will die off. While it may be hard...

Seed Catalogs!

Dec 8, '203 comments

That wonderful time of year is coming where we all dive into our seed catalogs, dreaming of the following year’s garden. For new gardeners, seed catalogs can be overwhelming and exciting, and for seasoned gardeners and farmers, they are an important tool for planning the coming year. Seed catalogs have...

6 Popular Crops for Home Gardens

Apr 17, '20

Here are some great crops that thrive in Lancaster’s climate and soil: Spanish Onions – those delicate, sweet, round yellow onions are best planted from onion sets. They need well-drained and composted soil, full sun, and nitrogen fertilizer. The more water the onions retain, the sweeter they are, so a...

Is It Hard to Grow a Garden?

Mar 16, '201 comment

The short answer is sometimes, but the rewards can be delicious, nutritious and inspiring. There are as many different flower, fruit and vegetable varieties as there are different kinds of gardeners . . . from the ones that till and fertilize soil, weed, plant, water and stake the plants to...