Gardening

Gardening is a fun hobby and is a great way to eat healthy!  But it does take a little work.

When to seed, Temperature / Germination

Desired pH levels

Garden 2013

Garden 2013

Gardening ‘linked to longer lives By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News

Weed Hoe This is a handy tool for weed removal in a garden.   It’s an old weed hoe.  There are different versions but this older one works pretty well.  Using a  pre-emergent or Roundup in the garden in not advisable.  So manual routine weed removal is necessary.  A regular hoe works good to.  But this hoe works in both directions. It’s best to weed often vs fighting overgrown mature weeds!

 

From the garden

From the garden

Tomato CageIf you plan on growing tomatoes every year spend the extra money and buy a heavier gauge tomato cage.  The heavier built cages should last about 10 years.  They are also easier to poke in the ground and hold up better under the weight of a larger plant.

Luscious garden watermelon

Luscious garden watermelon

 

Another reason to work in the garden.  We also benefit from the sun.  This short video explains how it all works.