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When folks say comfrey is a miracle plant, boy, they weren’t kidding!I received two comfrey cuttings — for free — from a member of our local gardening group.From these two cuttings, I got 18 crown and root pieces to propagate, or potentially 18 new plants.Propagate Comfrey from CrownsSome of them I planted as crowns and […]Continue reading
If you recall, in the previous post, I recommended joining a seed/plant exchange group on Facebook.Well, I took my own advice and joined this one:Here’s a seed and plant exchange group I found after a quick search on Facebook.A lot has happened since then.I’ve:given away all my extra lemongrass plantsreceived a couple of comfrey plants […]Continue reading
Beware: Growing your own edible foods will get you hooked on … growing more!Before you know it, you’re buying more seeds and seedlings.And even though each one isn’t expensive, they sure can add up.But don’t worry.Even if you have a tight budget, you can still get new plants, whether for your Tower Garden or in-soil […]Continue reading
Whether or not you believe in climate change, the fact is that summer can get hot enough to stress out the plants in your Tower Garden.And that would be bad news on so many levels.Stressed out plants emit a hormone that attracts pests.Besides, under heat stress, plant growth and production suffer. Some plants, like lettuce […]Continue reading
Here’s my latest experiment on my Tower Garden: using Effective Microorganisms or EM.What are Effective Microorganisms?Effective Microorganisms have many benefits in gardening.Effective Microorganisms are a specific combination of three types of naturally occurring microbes:Lactic acid bacteria – The same bacteria used to make fermented foods like sauerkraut and cheeseBeneficial yeast – Good yeast, like the […]Continue reading