Readers! I am so thankful to all of you who have been following my fledgling blog as we start out on this journey. Thank you for your likes, your sharing, your comments, and thank you for being fans of gardening! This blog has now been alive for over 6 months and I continue to try… Continue reading The Great Seed Giveaway!
Admit it, you’ve always had a morbid fascination for plants that are carnivorous! Coincidentally so have I! All musical man-eating plants aside, carnivorous plants are a fascinating and diverse group that can be fun, exciting, and sometimes challenging to grow. I can remember, as a young elementary school student our class doing a project… Continue reading Growing Carnivorous Plants Indoors
One of the herbs I love growing most is basil. It’s quick growing, easy to take care of, and grows plentiful. I think it’s also one of the most flavorful herbs you can grow fresh. Compared to its dry, store-bought counterpart, homegrown basil makes a world of difference. But what to do when you have… Continue reading Homegrown Basil Pesto
I started indoor gardening for the fun and enjoyment of being able to garden, however as the plant collection grew I had to be more discerning about what I grew. I decided to grow things that were deemed ‘useful’. I still have some things that I like growing just because, but for the most part… Continue reading Tower Garden – Review
Hello everyone! First, I apologize for not getting a post up last week, we’ve been out of town and things have been a little hectic. One of the places we went to this past week was the 16th Annual Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Spring Planting Festival! (say that ten times fast) For those who are… Continue reading Baker Creek Spring Planting Festival
Pests and plant disease are always the bane of any gardener’s existence. Trying to control pests and disease in an indoor garden can be particularly challenging, given that it is also your home and the environment you and your family directly live in. Normal chemicals and sprays won’t work for fear of poisoning the air… Continue reading Indoor Pest Control
After years of waiting and looking at the AeroGarden I finally broke down and bought one awhile ago. Seriously I have wanted one of these things for a while, the idea of a counter top, contained, easy to use garden system has great appeal to someone in the middle of an Alaskan winter. However, when… Continue reading AeroGarden – Review
Potato Update Hey everyone! Sorry this week’s post is a little late, I was gone last week on a trip and that has slowed me down a bit. However, my absence has not slowed down the potatoes I recently planted and posted about… those things have gone nuts! Most of them are now taller than… Continue reading Updates: Potatoes and Denali!
Something I’ve always wondered about indoor gardening is if we could do root vegetables like potatoes, carrots, onions, etc. indoors and it still be worth it. How much produce can one get from a few potato plants? Is the juice worth the squeeze when it comes to root veggies? We’re about to find out… Find… Continue reading Starting Potatoes
Good evening! This past weekend I finally harvested the product of a vermicompost that I started a few months ago and was able to get 3.5 lbs. worth of worm casings! This was very exciting for us since this is one experiment I was a little unsure about, especially doing it all indoors. I am… Continue reading Vermicomposting Indoors!