Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Home Gardener

Tomatoes and peppers and zucchini, oh my! The sun’s warming up and now is the time to get to planting. Whether this is your first year in the garden (or at the balcony planting pot), or you’ve got a few years of sowing under your belt, Mother Earth News has a wonderful gardening blog that will help you get the most out of your endeavors.

Not sure when it’s the right time to sink your seeds into the ground? Not certain what goes best when planted side by side? Wondering if seeds or starter plants are your best option? Wonder no more . . . The Mother Earth News garden blog has the answers for your queries, and perhaps some ideas you might not have considered. These include everything from starter seed basics and ways to seed swap with locals, to expert transplanting advice and what top producing crops are in our Southwest region.

Plus, there are really groovy articles such as:

· Know When to Plant What: Find Your Average Last Spring Frost Date

· Our Indestructible Tomato Cage

· Lasagna Gardening

· A Better Way to Fertilize Your Garden - Homemade Organic Fertilizer

Pick up your spade, pop on your sunhat and get your hands busy growing your own!