GROWING FOOD

Potted Herb Gardens

Potted Herbs with Sensible Gardening. How to grow herbs in pots.

Herbs are great in containers. With such a wide variety of decorative foliage and delicate flowers a patio or deck can be transformed from boring to attractive and functional. With so many deer in our garden space I had to give up trying to grow my herbs in the garden and flower borders. There was just too much nibbling going…

Read More

GARDEN KNOW HOW

KILL THEM WITH KINDNESS / CELEBRATING EARTH DAY!

461239697588b3a864309af9bf71fa6e

The best way to deal with garden pests is through prevention and organic pest control. A well balanced garden will be home to many helpful bugs who feed on those insects which give our flowers grief. Your garden will be healthy if you enrich your soil with your own organic compost, use manures or organic fertilizers only and refrain from…

Read More

GROWING FOOD

How to Grow Potatoes

How to Grow Potatoes and why You Should with Sensible Gardening

I’ve always liked to grow vegetables but potatoes have never really been on my list. I love potatoes but they do take up a fair amount of room and are always quite cheap to buy so they’ve been missed. After reading a great book, The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan, I’ve had a change of heart about growing my…

Read More