Tag Archives: garden

Eat Your Weeds

Dandelions
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Spring is here in Indiana (Planting Zones 5 & 6), and our lawns are turning to green again. We are getting excited for gardening season, which brings the inevitable return of weeds to our lawns, containers, and gardens. Did you know that some of these so-called weeds can actually provide nutrition and other health benefits? […]

How To Plan A Garden Part 2: To Sow or Not to Sow?

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I am often asked if it is better to start seeds indoors and transplant them later or to sow seeds outdoors directly into the garden. And what about just skipping seed starting all together and purchasing transplants from a local farmer or garden center? Which is better? Where should I start? Indeed! The uncertainties of […]

How To Plan A Garden Part 1: Create the Design

Garden Journal
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Lengthening daylight hours and hints of springtime signal the time to plan your garden. This Tower Power blog post is the first in a series of three to guide you in planning a successful year of gardening. We’ve crafted an infographic of the basics to get started!

Beginning Urban Gardener

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I’m from New York City and have little gardening experience. All I used to know about gardening was that if you planted a seed in the ground and watered it, something great was supposed to happen. Now, I’ve grown so much food, I’ve had enough to give away! Back in 2015, my wife and I […]

Seed Catalogs and Garden Planning to the Rescue!

seed packets
Garden Tower Project > garden

If you live somewhere between Hardiness Zones 1-7, you may be snoring along to winter’s hibernation song right now. The colors outside are drab, the daylight hours are short, and the “nothing-like-it” taste of crisp sugar snap peas and sweet cherry tomatoes picked fresh from the garden linger somewhere off in the distance. Winter Doldrums […]