Many of us have been lucky to enjoy a warm extended summer while others have long forgotten the hot days in the garden and are heading indoors to get cozy. As this weather cools we tend to crave comfort foods. The late summer and early autumn harvest provided us with an abundance of fruit including crisp, sweet, apples. Deciding how to best enjoy them is your next task! We recommend an Apple and Blackberry Crumble to tickle your fancy. + Read more
When you bite into a crisp, juicy apple, have you ever considered the potential of those little seeds inside? Have you ever dreamt of growing your own apple orchard? Whether you are just curious or you are looking for a challenge, growing apple trees from seed can be a fun experiment! With time, patience, and special care, you can grow your own apple tree from seed. We’ve outlined how you’re going to do it and what you need to know.
Kneeling, squatting, pulling, yanking, lifting…you would think we were describing an intense gym session with your personal trainer. Nope, this is just some of the reasons why you are achy after a day in the garden. Gardening is tougher on the body that one might think. All of the continual and repetitive stress on the body can result in aches and pain, and permanent problems. Common injuries range from blisters and calyces to slipped discs, chronic back pain, and knee problems. While gloves will help with the blisters, we have a the key to preventing serious injuries – yoga for gardeners! + Read more