Tales and Lessons about growing all things green on the Coast of Maine
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Growing Basil Tips: 5 Tips How to Grow Basil Like a Boss
Basil is a religion to me. I think about it daily. Each week I make my trek out to the garden to harvest and sow more seed. And when I sit down for a meal that’s [...]
6 Reasons to Grow Sunflowers
I’m convinced sunflowers are one of the happiest flowers to grow. There isn’t a person alive who upon being gifted a bouquet doesn’t light up immediately. Why there aren’t more gardeners out there making space for [...]
My Favorite Garden Mulch
Mulches are essential to keeping your garden healthy and thriving. Want to know why? Well, welcome to the My Favorite Mulch Game, where I’m going to share why this mulch stuff is so serious and which [...]
Edible Herbs to Grow in the Garden for the Kitchen
Edible herbs are such a mouthful—in more ways than one. While most of today’s gardeners are dazzled by the fashionable glitziness of flowers or the full-bellied functionality of a thriving vegetable garden, I am in another [...]
St. Mary’s Amazing Plant Sale
My garden club puts on the most amazing plant sale! So many glorious perennials, and more flowers, herbs and veggies than you can imagine. Why our plant sale is awesome A fabulous selection of vegetable plants [...]
Common Garden Mistakes
Some people call them garden mistakes, but I prefer to think of them as opportunities—or even garden experiments. Gardening is a learning process, and to help you avoid heartache, I’m going to share with you the most [...]
Meet the Blogger
I’m Kelly, a small-scale, organic herb farmer, author and speaker growing in coastal Maine. I believe I was born in the wrong era, am deathly afraid of snakes (ironic, I know) and garden stalking is completely reasonable behavior in my opinion.
An enthusiastic gardener, I want to share with you detailed, cutting-edge growing techniques, tricks and tips so your gardens will be brilliant and your neighbors will be jealous!
The Backyard Gardener
Grow delicious—and gorgeous—vegetables, herb and flowers in your backyard with this comprehensive guide. The Backyard Gardener is every organic gardener’s must have, brimming with mouthwatering photographs, helpful planting suggestions and tried-and-true techniques.
I’m big on sharing. Information hoarders are my pet peeve, so I made sure this book had it all—answers for the newbie-gardener’s burning questions as well as innovative growing techniques for the connoisseur. Dive deep into crop rotation with me! Learn why I think plant stacking is essential, and how sheet mulching changed the way I garden. In this book you’ll get details on the whole enchilada, from the nitty gritty of seed starting, succession sowing and pest control to how-to harvest, store and preserve your vegetables, herbs and flowers. That beautiful, bountiful garden you’ve been fantasizing about is right at your fingertips, and everything you need to be successful right out of the gate is right here!
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