1) It’s FREE.
I often recall spending time on my grandparents’ farm in rural Missouri, and my grandfather’s meticulous garden - sitting in the porch swing snapping green beans, shucking sweet corn, and running through the mud barefoot during the routine watering. Now that I’m older, I realize how much work was put into reaching the wonderful end result. You probably have a handle on the basics of gardening - pull the weeds, give them a home with lots of sunlight & water, and keep the bugs away. Simple science, right? But aside from the essentials, there are many tips and tricks that will help get the bountiful harvest you’re hoping for. Here are a few that may help you obtain the best harvest possible.
Throughout the spring months, Orscheln Farm and Home carries many container-grown varieties of high-quality fruit trees, including apples, cherries, peaches, pears and plums, that are ready to plant immediately. Growing your own edibles is extremely gratifying and cost effective. If your family consumes a lot of fresh produce from the grocery store, and you have the space to allow you to plant a tree or two, why not try your hand at growing your own? With a bit of knowledge, time, and hard work, you can have an abundance of fresh (and free!) fruit to harvest.
Marigolds are pretty flowers that always add a nice touch and splash of color to any garden. But their purpose is greater than just that.
This past Spring was more than just warm weather, singing birds and blooming flowers...there was also a Spring cleaning with a consequence!
Fall is a perfect time to re-seed your lawn. This year having suffered a drought in many places throughout the country, many lawns have suffered. If you live in an area that has enjoyed a few late summer rain showers you may be able to tell exactly where the weak spots in your yard are. They of course are the spots that have remained brown and thin even after a few showers.
Gardening season is in full swing at the moment. Bugs and pests do not seem to have been deterred by the current hot dry weather. While putting down his "secret garden ingredient" (epson salts) my husband found that tomato worms had invaded our garden.