Archive for February 20th, 2014

Creating A Grilling Garden

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

4x4-grillin-garden-zonesDoes the warmer weather make you want to break out the grill?  Grilling vegetables is a wonderful healthy option and adds flavor to your BBQ dishes.  Check out this great idea from Bonnie Plants on how to create a grilling garden.

Here are some suggestions for your Grilling Garden.  Plant vegetables you like and make sure to follow the planting options.  These plants are pictured small to make the illustration simpler, but your bed will be spilling over as the plants grow! Following spacing on the plant labels, adding a few more plants than we have pictured if the spacing allows.

Area 1 – Eggplant And Summer Squash

  • 1 eggplant (any variety) with cage or stake
  • 1 summer squash (Crookneck, Straightneck, or Zucchini)

Area 2 – Cherry Tomato And Bell Pepper

  • 1 Cherry Tomato (such as Husky Cherry Red, Sun Sugar, or Sweet Cherry) with cage
  • 1 Bell pepper, any color, with cage or stake

Area 3 – Onions

  • 24-36 Onions (any variety)

Garden ideas: Chilies Rellenos Garden

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

chile-relleno-garden-illoThe days are getting warmer and we’re starting to think about our spring and summer gardens.  How about planting a garden you will use to make your favorite Mexican dishes? Check out this Chilies Rellenos Garden idea from Bonnie Plants.  Come see us for your garden plants and supplies.

Give your next batch of chiles rellenos — a classic Mexican dish starring roasted, stuffed poblanos often served in tomato sauce or salsa — a super-fresh flavor boost with ingredients picked from your very own garden. All you need is a little bit of space and you can grow all the poblanos, tomatoes, oregano, and onions you need for a summer’s worth of this delicious dish!

If you want to expand your garden, place two 4 x 4 beds symmetrically on either side of a 3- to 4-foot path, which should be just wide enough for you and your tools.

Planting The 4 X 4-Foot Bed

Take inspiration from these planting options, but feel free to mix things up a bit based on your tastes. These plants are pictured small to make the illustration simpler, but your bed will be spilling over as the plants grow! Following the spacing guidelines found on the individual plant tags (you can add a few more plants than we have pictured if space allows), and know that you’ll need cages for the pepper and tomato plants.

Area 1 – Oregano and Onions

• 2 oregano plants
• 9 onions (any variety)

Area 2 – Poblano Peppers and Tomatoes

• 1 poblano pepper plant in cage
• 1 tomato plant (any variety) in cage

Garden Ideas: Herb Container Garden

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

herb-tower-overhead-webIt’s time to start dreaming of summer gardens and fresh herbs!  Check out this idea from Bonnie Plants for an edible herb container garden using garden pots.  Here is what you will need, of course feel free to plant your favorite herbs.

  • 3 garden pots (24-inch, 18-inch, & 14-inch)
  • Orange Mint
  • Chocolate Mint
  • Grapefruit Mint
  • Onion Chives
  • Thai Basil
  • Boxwood Basil
  • Lemon Thyme
  • Lavender

 

 

 

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