Growing root vegetables in containers may seem odd or even inconceivable, but it is actually very easy and rewarding to plant root vegetables this way. There is no need to till root vegetables in containers and it is easier to balance the nutrients needed to sustain their growth.  Harvesting them is also quite a bit easier.

There is a certain mystique about flowers that bloom around a certain time. There are many different flowers that bloom during the morning, noon or night and shy away before dusk or dawn. They make a garden feel more alive and conscious, moving, blooming or growing rapidly in response to light and temperature.

For many American consumers today, the ethics of a company and their environmental impact is more important than the cost of the product. Consumers want to know where their products come from, what’s in them, how their food was grown and what the product’s impact is on the environment. 

Mayblossom, or hawthorn, is a deciduous shrub that blooms in May, showing small, white, fragrant flowers and red, berry-like pommes that ripen from September to November. Today, Mayblossom is usually grown as a hedge plant for agricultural use because its thorns and close-growing branches make it difficult for livestock to pass through, but the Mayblossom’s history and medicinal significance makes this thorny shrub a lot more significant than just a form of farm security.

Store shelves are starting to flourish with plant life, lined with starts of every variety. They may look much more enticing than that packet of seeds, but which one is going to give you the best results and the most bang for your buck? Seeds are usually the less expensive choice, but starts offer a less time consuming, convenient way to start a garden.