Spring Planting? Plant A Seed With A Kiddo!

You're a gardener, yes?  But are you also a parent or grandparent?  If so, why not involve any kiddos in your life in a wee bit of gardening this season.  After all,  we want our kids happy and healthy right?  It makes life a whole lot easier and more fun! Have you ever thought about …

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You Can Still Go For The Garlic!

I know it's November and the leaves have fallen... Winter is so close that you can literally feel it getting closer each day. But you don't have to let all of your planting aspirations disappear just yet, for you still have time to grow some garlic!  It's o.k. to plant garlic up until the ground …

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‘First Cuts’ From the Garden

Last weekend the weather was beautiful and the weekend was even more beautiful because we enjoyed the 'first cuts' from the garden. Fresh greens...tender, light and so delicious. Some of Johnny Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds arugula came from a small section of a spring pot I planted few weeks ago.  I like to mix edibles with …

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Let the Bells of Ireland Sing!

Ever mistaken a desired flower for a weed?  I have a bit of a story to tell regarding  Moluccella laevis a.k.a. 'Bells of Ireland'.  Just in case you are not familiar with 'Bells of Ireland' it is an annual plant producing beautiful light green flowers, shaped like bells, on strong sturdy stems. 'Bells of Ireland' …

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Make some magic…plant peas with pals

Gardening with children is both fun and rewarding!  I have noticed many children have a fascination with 'magic seeds' (er... beans anyway) and planting seeds to grow their very own apple, cherry, whatever-they-love-to-eat tree or plant can be very exciting.  As a child, I remember planting seeds from an apple I had eaten to have …

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