If the rabbits don't attack and devour your rhubarb then you might have enough to use in the kitchen for a colorful splash to any dish. I haven't been so lucky. The rabbits have not only discovered my rhubarb stash in the here and now but year after year they seem to remember exactly where it was planted. And don't get me started on what the squirrels and deer did to all my fancy bulbs this past spring. Absolute sob story. Another time! Rhubarb is special because it can be the star of both sweet and savory dishes, something every good cook cherishes. Not to mention the color. Eye-popping bold color means it looks lovely in that pie but is also a welcome addition to your stew. That is if the rabbits don't get to it first. Because a solid and sustainable working home kitchen that crunches out several meals a day requires certain ingredients, many of which can be grown yourself with little effort. Why not explore this must-have growing list to save yourself a little green on healthier food?
If you think you waste too much time on social media, just wait until you discover the Uncommon Goods website. That is, if you haven't already stumbled upon this gem. It never ceases to amaze me how they are constantly revamping themselves with new products seen nowhere else. And yes, you are remembering correctly, we did team up with them in the past. It was that unique succulent wall planter and it's still going strong today in my kitchen. Plant eye candy. Although Uncommon Goods has lots of categories to shop from, I really enjoy perusing their garden themed home decor. My heart just flutters thinking about how to display my spring bulbs each year. So I'm thrilled to showcase the above envelope wall vase from their riveting collection. Tulips, daffodils or hyacinths?! Tough decision. I'm equally happy for you and your chance at winning this stunning porcelain wall vase from Uncommon Goods. To enter, like the Raise Your Garden Facebook page and comment & share on Facebook or sign up for our newsletter. For two entries, do both. Let us know that you have entered by telling us what flower you'd like to display in this stunning vase! Also remind us how many entries that you have earned.
You probably know by now that Tom is a gym teacher. So bigger is better. And this mantra even applies to tomatoes.
Tom wants the biggest tomatoes on the block. Nothing else will do.
I'm not sure who he thinks he's competing with since very few people actually grow anything in our suburban neighborhood. Certainly not to the extent that we do! But there it is.
He's a Pinterest man.
And he's coming up with all sorts of ideas to implement.
One of which are these dang fish heads. Gross. I know.
But it's an organic fertilizer and tomatoes are heavy feeders that need lots of fertilizer. He's been reading about how fish heads (all leftover fish parts actually) paired with aspirin and a few other amendments will grow the most stupendous tomatoes ever.
He also used some leftover PVC tubing from a drain project to make these unique watering tubes that feed our tomatoes using compost.
Combining these techniques will grow the biggest and best tomatoes possible. The techniques outlined here will work with all types of tomatoes, so it never hurts to try new varieties!
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Old, young or in-between some truths are timeless. We all love pizza and chocolate. Right? And planting seeds. It's so fun! In fact, just kicking back and thinking about seeds is cathartic. Not to mention browsing a seed catalog with a cup of tea or surfing online with the same intent. But when the seeds actually pop up and sprout? Your heart flutters. Seed planting is an activity that can be done solo or with the whole family. Of course you can buy your seed anywhere from the local garden center to the grocery store or even in bulk at a farmer's market. But it's quality over quantity today as we sift through seed. That's why we are over the moon excited to have partnered with Botanical Interests and for your chance to win a $50 gift card from them to choose your own seed. To enter, like the Raise Your Garden Facebook page and share this post or sign up for our newsletter. For two entries, do both. SOMETHING NEW FOR SPRING! YOU CAN EARN ONE ENTRY PER DAY JUST BY SHARING THIS POST! Let us know that you have entered by telling us why you like seeds and how many entries you have earned. Thanks!
Hi, I'm Laura and hail from Buffalo, NY. I consider myself a lifelong learner who loves gardening with a 360 degree view. Thanks for stopping by!
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