You Can Grow That: Tomatoes to Give Away

We had so much fun giving away tomatoes last spring that we decided to go it again this year. Along with the Romas, we’re adding some beefsteak and cherry tomatoes. Our tomatoes last year went to homes of all economic persuasions. We hope to have the same this year and even a few new people…

You Can Grow That: Again

If only seed starting went as well as I planned, I’d spend all day giving away the garden or planting in it. But it doesn’t. Some days, you just have to start again. I have some seeds that grow like a teenage boy in the summer. These tomatoes for our giveaway garden are the perfect…

You Can Grow That: Bush Beans

While we wait on our new garden soil to be delivered, we still need to get a few veggies planted. Bush beans are one of those particular veggies. Thankfully, they grow well in containers.

You Can Grow That: A Bat Garden

This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my Disclosure Statement here for more info. One of my dearest friends has a daughter who has fallen in love with bats. She knows more about bats than I will ever remember and promptly forget. Pi (her nickname) started a blog to share her bat knowledge.…

You Can Grow That: The Monarch Butterfly Version

Now that the monarchs have made it to Mexico, we can take a deep breath and get you caught up on our monarch-raising adventures. It was surprisingly easier than I expected. The only difficulty came from me making newbie errors. Back at the end of August, we had a monarch visit our zinnias. A few…

You Can Grow That: In a Pot, In a Block, In a Raised Bed. 

Yes, you can grow that veggie garden wherever you can fit it in: in a pot, in concrete blocks, in your landscape, in a corner of your driveway, in your side yard that gets all the sun, in the roses, in a leftover, clean bucket. How do I know this? I’ve done all of these…

Plan T for Peppers: You Can Grow That! 

Some gardening seasons, I run through all my back-up plans for various plants. This year, it’s the peppers that are making me resort to Plan T, as Sweet Hubby calls it. “Plan T” means we had to buy pepper plants from our local garden supply store, Tait’s Feed and Seed (hence the “T” in Plan…

Milkweed: You Can Grow That!

Milkweed is a nursery plant for monarch butterfly caterpillars. I’ve always thought it was hard but decided to take the plunge this year and grow it. Turns out, it’s not hard after all. Yes, we can grow that!! The Wonder Kids filled up the leftover plastic trays with soil. Garden tip: when your kids finish…

Early Sunflowers: You Can Grow That!

Today’s installment of “You Can Grow That” is all about growing early sunflowers. What are early sunflowers? Just sunflowers you start indoors while it’s still cold so they can be ready to plant as soon as the soil warms up. Any extra advantage we can give to the pollinators to visit our gardens early is…

Three Sisters (and Some Cousins) Garden

This is my January posting for “You Can Grow That”. Check out the other contributions over at You Can Grow That. Six Four Words of Wisdom for January and New Gardeners: Grow What You Want (to Eat) Simple, yes? Ha! I didn’t take my own advice in the beginning and went a little crazy planting…