Gardening

Gardening.

Dirt Therapy.

Solace from all the stress of the world around us…

Gardening offers so many mental and physical health benefits! We hope you enjoy our gardening blog and posts related to our adventures in the garden.

Broccoli Companion Plants – What to Grow Near Broccoli (And What to Avoid)
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Broccoli Companion Plants – What to Grow Near Broccoli (And What to Avoid)

Growing a vegetable garden takes a little bit of planning and a lot of care. Consider finding broccoli companion plants to increase the chances of a successful crop this year. Brassicas in general prove to be a challenging type of crop in our garden here in PA zone 6b. To date, when trying to grow…

Asparagus Companion Plants – What to Plant (and What to Avoid)
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Asparagus Companion Plants – What to Plant (and What to Avoid)

As a perennial vegetable, asparagus is a convenient crop to grow. Plant it once and well cared-for asparagus crowns can live and produce for decades! Sounds good, right?! Now let’s find some asparagus companion plants to make the most of your garden space. Since asparagus crowns stay in place and the ferns and spears come…

Understanding Seedless Watermelon Seeds & Plants
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Understanding Seedless Watermelon Seeds & Plants

Ah, delicious, juicy watermelon—without seeds! I’ve always wondered where seedless watermelons come from and how you get seedless watermelon seeds in the first place. Turns out it’s a fairly complicated scientific process for the amateur gardener. Still, I’m super interested so I decided to dig into it a bit. So many questions come to mind…

Lettuce Companion Plants: What to Grow Near Lettuce
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Lettuce Companion Plants: What to Grow Near Lettuce

Lettuce plants in the garden don’t tend to take up much room and they’re great for sticking in small, unfilled spaces. Consider the best lettuce companion plants to make the most of your gardening spaces. Create a salad garden with different lettuces and a variety of plants that grow well together with lettuce. Start early,…

Growing Cantaloupe from Seed: Tips on Planting Cantaloupe Seeds
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Growing Cantaloupe from Seed: Tips on Planting Cantaloupe Seeds

For some reason, growing cantaloupe from seed to the point of actually harvesting one feels like a major achievement! Our girls love fruit, so it was a great experience growing cantaloupe from seed in our garden. Also known as rock melon or muskmelon, cantaloupes are known for their sweet orange flesh and fragrance, along with…