The trick to growing your own fresh food and flowers in the South, is to avoid the hottest part of the year (Southern-summer has no mercy on a vegetable garden!) and get ready to reap an autumn bounty. Once the heat starts to break (usually around August-September), this is a great time to get a fall garden planted outside.
When plants don't have enough nutrients, the leaves may turn yellow. This is their way of letting you know they need a little boost!If you've never fertilized your garden before, don't worry, it's easy and we're here to help. Check out our tips below for fool-proof fertilizing and your biggest bounty yet.
Herbal cocktails are all the rage these days, with the key qualities being low in sugar/artificial syrups and high in fresh, natural ingredients. Using fresh herbs harnesses health benefits from these powerful plants so you can actually feel great about partaking in happy hour libations.
Many varieties of plants can be grown not only for their leaves or roots (basil, radishes, or cilantro), but also for the flowers that will develop with a bit more time. Sometimes it's better to pick off the flower buds to encourage more leaf-production (if you're into more basil leaves). Otherwise, when the flowers appear, try these new harvests to enjoy.
If you've ever searched for fresh herbs at the grocery store, you know the results can be unpredictable and most times, pathetic. Not only is it impossible to get the specific varieties you really want, but the quality is incomparable to anything homegrown.
There are endless of varieties of productive, organic/nonGMO seeds to plant, and techniques to get great results from container gardening! You may be surprised what you can get out of a simple, 12" garden. We have FIVE essential tips for designing your own urban, food-producing oasis in small spaces.
Are you new to plants, intimidated by expert-gardeners? Designing a garden to grow your own food is one of the most fulfilling hobbies and it's not as difficult as you may think to get started! The most important thing when planning your garden, is to learn from others' mistakes. With our tips, you'll cut the line to expert greenthumb-status.
It's a common myth that seeds must be planted at the very first sign of spring OR ELSE you'll miss out on the entire growing season. We're here to debunk this false premise immediately. Check out the essential tips on how to plant now, for delicious mid-summer and fall harvests.
Insect-pests don't understand the concept of "sharing", and can really ruin the fun of growing your own food. Unfortunately, harsh chemicals called 'pesticides' are often used to deter unwanted insects from plants. Luckily, with these easy & organic tricks below, you can skip the pesticides, and get rid of the pests!
Spicy food is great, but maybe a near-death experience isn't always necessary. By growing your own hot sauce ingredients and making a customized batch, you choose the level of heat to determine your fate.
Growing your own tomato plants is easy, even on a balcony or rooftop vegetable garden. For newbie gardeners or seasoned green thumbs, reap the healthiest harvests with these 5 essential tips to get you from seed-to-caprese.
Have you ever experienced the luxury of growing and harvesting your own fresh salads? Gourmet ingredients such as baby kale, pea shoots, and heirloom radishes are actually quite simple to grow and don't take up much space.
Hot sauce is extremely simple to make & grow. To have that fresh, organic & ethically-produced spicy sauce, you can grow it and make it yourself. Trust us, you'll be faster to convert to the homegrown than you think. We're here for you, helping you take control of your food.
Any bartender or cocktail connoisseur understands that it's essential to use the freshest possible herbs in handcrafted, botanical drinks. Grow your own ingredients for the freshest cocktails (or mocktails)!
Grow your own tacos?! Okay, so we're definitely not growing a tortilla shell right out of the ground, and seasoned beef doesn't sprout from a seed, but every food-lover knows that to make a taco really pop, you need the freshest ingredients.
Growing your own herb garden doesn't have to be a pipe dream--fresh herbs are simple to grow and essential to have at your fingertips. What's fresher and more organic than picking these herbs in the comfort of your own home, whether on your balcony, rooftop or porch?
Tomato, basil & mozzarella are inarguably a match made in heaven, AKA the caprese salad. However, a seasoned-eater of this combo will know that they aren't are created equal. Learn how to grow an endless supply of flawless caprese salads right at your fingertips!
It's getting cold so check out our hot tips to have a successful indoor garden of fresh herbs and vegetables! You can grow your own ingredients inside through the winter, or at any time of year in the comfort of your own home.
Green beans picked fresh from your backyard pack tons of flavor. Abundant in vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese, and fiber, beans are a beneficial & tasty addition to salads, stir fries, and pasta dishes. At Seedsheet HQ we grow so many we’ve started opting for the classic dilly bean so that we can enjoy the fruits of our labor long past growing season. Here’s some advice on how to maximize your green bean harvest this summer.
We all dream of the time of year for eating flavorful, sweet tomatoes fresh off the vine. Savor this experience, because we'll soon be back to cardboard "T's" in our lunchtime BLT's. Grow your own tomatoes and not only will you be saving hard-earned $ (local heirloom tomatoes can be pricey), but you'll also know that they were grown ethically & sustainably. Not to mention, nothing is fresher than from vine-to-mouth!
Are you growing cilantro in your herb garden? Well, look no further! Cilantro leaves mature and produce flowers and seeds. These seeds, are in fact coriander. Here we'll show you what to look for when harvesting, especially if you want to save the seeds in your spice cabinet.
Who doesn't love a little flower power in their garden beds? These beautiful, long-stem flowers are easy to grow from seed, can withstand summer heatwaves, and come in a variety of colors. Here's a few tips and tricks for harvesting zinnias.
Sunflowers make for beautiful garden and eventually a yummy snack too. While they're not the fastest growing plant in your beds, they're worth the wait! Here's some advice pointers for perfecting your sunflower harvest.
Calendula flowers having some major healing power! These magic blossoms can be added to baths or used in teas, salves, and homemade soaps. Before you get DIY-ing, here's some suggestions for harvesting your calendula blossoms.
Marigolds are beautiful and practical! These bright blossoms are perfect companion plants for tomatoes for any grower with pest problems. Don't hesitate to cut back marigold flowers, as the plants are bountiful once they take off.
Good News: It doesn't take a green thumb to grow carrots! A little sun, soil, and water and these root veggies are on their way. To ensure that your carrots' needs are met, it's a good idea to remove excess carrot seedlings throughout the growing season. Here are some tips to get your sweet crop to it's fullest potential.
No carrot from the grocery store has flavor anything resembling homegrown organic varieties! Abundant in beta-carotenes, vitamin A, and a variety of antioxidants, carrots are extremely nutritious from roots to greens. Here, we'll show you how and when to harvest carrots (you've got some surprising options).
Cantaloupe melons are incredibly simple to grow, not to mention probably one of the most delicious fruits you can pull out of your backyard garden. Cantaloupes are packed with vitamins A & C to accompany that hard-to-resist sweet taste! When harvesting melons, make sure to follow these guidelines to grab them at their "sweetest spot".
Parsley makes a great addition to roasted veggies, chicken, pasta, and even smoothies, so why not skip the produce section and grow some yourself? Like basil, cilantro, and dill, this fresh herb loves to be harvested! Here's some answers to your questions about harvesting and storing this fresh herb.