Plant Something Strange- Luffa's
Gardening can be some of the same old, same old, but it doesn't have to be. Let's grow something really weird this year. Let's grow a luffa sponge. Luffa sponges, unlike popular belief, don't come from the ocean. It is part of the gourd family, and comes from a strange, land dwelling vine. There are a few things you need to check off your list before deciding to grow yourself some luffa. 1. Do you have a lot of room in your yard? 2. Do you have a lot of sun in your yard? 3. D
Are You Making These Garden Mistakes?
Common Garden Mistakes Are you someone that just can't get the hang on this gardening stuff? You want to grow your own veggies, but keep falling short. Your tomatoes are tall and spindly. Your peppers are yellow. Your squash is always small and the blooms fall off. These are all really easy fixes. Lets start with your spindly tomatoes. There are usually two reasons for this. The first reason is sunlight. A garden needs at least six hours of sun. One small sunbeam moving acros
Growing Colorful Carrots in Containers
When you think of gardening, the first vegetable to pop into your head is usually carrots, however carrots are actually a little bit hard to grow. For this reason, many gardeners choose to leave them out of the garden. The question isn't whether to grow carrots or not, the question really is- are you up to the challenge? Carrots come in a variety of shapes and colors- orange, yellow, white, burgundy and every shade in between. If you want to add sparkle to the garden, this is
Our February Arctic Blast
South Carolina's weather is predictably predictable. We can predictably predict that it will be all over the map. There is one constant we have had with the last few years, including this year, that we can count on a few freezing days in February. It is interesting how this arctic blast will effect your crops. A few of your winter crops may be “knocked back” a little, but will quickly recover. Remember that even though the temperatures dipped below freezing, that it didn't di