Gardening season is in full swing, and designing annual containers is one of our favorite creative gardening endeavors! There are so many beautiful annuals to play with that we could fill hundreds of pages- but what about perennials that are great for containers? Using perennials for container gardening expands gardeners' choices ever further, … Continue Reading ››
Growing cool weather greens is a great way to maximize the short Minnesota growing season and enjoy fresh produce sooner. Many leafy greens prefer cooler weather, so late April to mid May is a great time to plant them.
Cool weather greens like lettuce and spinach can be interplanted with warm season crops. As … Continue Reading ››
Root crops that like to grow in cool weather should be planted as soon as the soil is workable in spring. Planting in late April to early May is perfect. Growing cool weather crops helps gardeners maximize the short Minnesota growing season and enjoy fresh produce sooner. After quick turn crops like radishes … Continue Reading ››
We gardeners know that seed starting is an extremely satisfying endeavor! Watching your food grow from seed to sprout to snack creates a sense of true connection to your garden.
If you’ve never started seeds before, don’t stress, just start small! Pick a few plants you’d like to try, like … Continue Reading ››
When it’s warm outside and the threat of frost has passed, it’s finally time to plant out crops like tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and herbs. These plants do not appreciate cold weather, and could be stunted or killed by a late frost. Be patient! We recommend waiting until Mother's Day.
If … Continue Reading ››