Nursery/Garden Update August 6, 2021

I love this time of year!  I love fresh home grown tomatoes, peppers, blackberries, and more.  We are getting all of those from our garden and more.  I am very grateful for this abundance, which is better than just calories to sustain us.  It is healthy, nutritious, and tasty food that keeps us healthy inContinue reading “Nursery/Garden Update August 6, 2021”

Resource – My Favorite Gardening Youtube Channels

Here are a few gardening channels from Youtube that I find useful, practical, and informative.  There are many other great channels out there that I’m probably leaving out, but these are the ones that I come back to time and time again when I want to learn or review something.   The Gardening Channel With JamesContinue reading “Resource – My Favorite Gardening Youtube Channels”

Gardening Resources: Cheap or Free

Gardening can be a very expensive hobby.  Between buying soil, plants, containers, compost, mulch, supports, tools, and other gardening needs and wants gardeners end up spending a boatload.  Some years I think I spent way more money on growing food than I would have spent if I just bought the food at the supermarket (theContinue reading “Gardening Resources: Cheap or Free”

My Favorite Gardening Books

I love to read about gardening.  Especially in the winter when I’m itching to get outside.  I’ve been fortunate enough to have read several really informative gardening books and have encountered gardening philosophies that are vastly diverse.  My approach is an amalgamation of everything I’ve read, tried to apply and adjust to my circumstances, andContinue reading “My Favorite Gardening Books”

Recursos para jardineros en Pittsburgh

Aquí es una lista de recursos para jardineros, paisajistas, o los que les gustan las plantas en la región de Pittsburgh.  Esta lista no es completa, así que si tiene sugerencias, por favor avísanos en los comentarios!    Recursos especificos a Pittsburgh Phipps Conservatory – – Phipps es un jardin botanica que ofrece cursos, mercados, información,Continue reading “Recursos para jardineros en Pittsburgh”

Homemade Hot Sauce

With a wealth of homegrown cayenne peppers, I decided the best thing to do with them would be to make hot sauce.  I’ve never made hot sauce before, and I’ve also never canned anything before, so I bought a couple of canning jars and figured this would be a good way to learn the canningContinue reading “Homemade Hot Sauce”

Gardening Organizations and Destinations in the Pittsburgh Region

In Pittsburgh and Southwestern PA, we are fortunate to have many gardening and environmental resources and groups.  I am sure that this list is not exhaustive or complete, but all of these organizations are incredibly awesome and worth knowing about. Some of these selections might be obvious for people from Pittsburgh, but I can’t imagineContinue reading “Gardening Organizations and Destinations in the Pittsburgh Region”