Category: Gardening Guidelines

Gardening DIY guidelines for just about everything to do in the garden throughout the seasons.

Garden Coach on Propagating Red Twig Dogwood From Cuttings

Propagating red twig dogwood cuttings into new plants is easy! We love propagating twig dogwood cuttings into new plants. That’s because it’s easy to do. Plus, propagating means we can grow new plants from existing plants. So this enables us to expand our garden without buying more dogwood plants. Moreover, we don’t have to buy… Read more »

Nitrogen Fixing Root Nodules

Those balls on roots are Nitrogen fixing root nodules. Nitrogen fixing root nodules transform environmental nitrogen into nitrogen for the soil. And, by adding nitrogen to the soil, this provides a key nutrient to plant roots. But, that’s a pretty big oversimplification. Still, this symbiotic work between plants, bacteria, and soil is a great way… Read more »

Freezing Weather Kills All Garden Pests & Weeds?

Freezing weather kills all garden pests is unlikely. Unfortunately, the idea that freezing weather kills all garden pests and weeds is a common misconception. That’s because plants and insects have a lot of adaptations that help them get through all sorts of weather just fine.  Still, some of the flora and fauna pests can take… Read more »

Garden Reminders as Winter Rolls in

Cold weather gardening checklist: Get ahead of cold weather before it hurts your garden with this cold weather gardening checklist. Then quickly tick off these top 10 pre-freeze gardening tasks before weather causes problems for your garden and your home. If you can get to these before you start hearing that a cold snap is… Read more »

Vegetable Garden Seed Shopping

Shopping for your vegetable garden seeds lists & tips Have you started shopping for vegetable garden seeds yet? January is when garden seed supplier catalogs begin arriving. If you’re on their list, your mailbox will start looking like a food gardening library this time of year. And it’s important not to ignore the new releases… Read more »