Do you have plants that you want to save from frost? Transplanting from soil to deep water culture can help save your beloved herbs or greens. We will offer a few quick ideas on how to safely move your plants from the ground to a deep water container. Continue reading Transplanting from Soil to Deep Water Culture
How do you store your Mr. Stacky in colder weather?
Caring for your Mr. Stacky throughout the winter can help you be better prepared for the next season. What you do with your pots is dependent upon the severity of the season in your area. We’ll overview a view tips here.
Continue reading Winterizing Your Mr. Stacky
Do you have an itch to grow something one more time before the cold of winter sets in? Let’s talk about things you can plant that have a short growing season.
Continue reading Fall Vegetables
If you’re experiencing inclement weather in your area, you may be concerned about what you are growing in your Mr. Stacky. Hail, frost, wind, repeat rains and heat can destroy delicate plants.
No one enjoys dead plants. If summer’s heat is killing what you are growing, let us offer a few tips to make gardening easier.
The best way to have healthy plants in the summer is by planning your plantings. Do a little research in advance to make sure that you are planting what is appropriate for your weather conditions. For example, if you live in a really wet climate, you may not want to grow desert cactus.
Continue reading Keeping Plants Alive in the Summer
Do you have limited space, but still want to growing vegetables? This article will share with you simple steps to growing vegetables in hanging baskets. Continue reading How to Grow Vegetables in Hanging Baskets
I remember seeing some herb cube ideas on the Internet a summer or two ago and developed a simple way to do it myself. If you’re in a hurry and want to save your summer’s herb bounty, the directions and pictures below should help. While I used basil in the photos, you can try any cooking herb that makes you happy. Experiment with it and enjoy! Cheryl
Do you have a plant that is dying in your garden? Figuring out plant problems can really be frustrating and you may feel like you’ve failed. Don’t worry. Even seasoned gardeners lose plants. This blog will give you a light introduction into diagnosing your growing issues.
Continue reading Why Is My Plant Dying?
Do you love to garden, but have poor soil or have difficulty bending your knees? Consider growing vegetables in a raised garden bed.
Continue reading How to Grow Vegetables in a Raised Garden Bed
Living with insects is part of gardening. There are good bugs and there are pests. Knowing how to control the bad insects naturally can help save your garden. One of the more destructive and frustrating enemies is the squash bug. Let’s talk a bit about what to do with them.
Continue reading Garden Pests: Squash Bugs
We introduced everyone to starting seeds in the Smart Farm in earlier posts. I thought it might be a good time to show you what the Smart Farm looks like approximately 24 days later. The picture on the right shows the current Smart Farm. Some of what you see is the lettuce that we started from seed, while other things are transplants. Can you find the basil, tomatoes and squash? Continue reading Smart Farm Growing Update
Why garden with a Mr. Stacky? We could share with you a bunch of fancy marketing taglines to entice you to buy our product, but we’d rather just write from the heart and share four reasons why gardening rocks.
#1 Gardening gives you fresh food. If you’re hungry for a salad and you’re growing lettuce, there isn’t any need to go to the store. Just tiptoe over to your planter and snip. Continue reading Why Garden with a Mr. Stacky?
Lettuce is one of the easiest seeds to start. All you need is sun, warmth, a growing medium and humid conditions. Unlike many other vegetable seeds, lettuce tends to benefit from having light while it sprouts. Thus, you don’t need to worry about how deep the seeds need to be planted. This makes planting lettuce seeds great for beginners, as you’re just basically placing seeds on top of soil and brushing it around a bit before watering.
Continue reading How to Start Seeds in the Smart Farm – Planting Lettuce
Growing food using hydroponics can be easy with the Smart Farm. Once you have your Smart Farm assembled, it is time to begin growing by adding your growing medium. While you can use soil in the Smart Farm, we recommend using a mixture of 80% coco peat and 20% perlite, gravel or growstone for hydroponic growing.
Continue reading How to Start Seeds in the Smart Farm – Preparing Your Growing Medium
Growing your own fresh produce with Mr. Stacky can be an exciting adventure and we are here to help you learn. If you are a new gardener, starting vegetables from seeds for the first time might seem difficult. However, this series of blog posts will break down the steps for you and help make it a fun experience. This initial post will cover seed selection.
Continue reading How to Start Seeds in the Smart Farm – Choosing What to Grow
If you love the flavor of fresh strawberries, growing this delicious fruit indoors can be a tasty experience. Nothing gets more local than harvesting your own berries at home. Here are a few simple steps that will show you how to grow strawberries in a pot:
Continue reading How to Grow Strawberries in a Pot
Do you desire to have fresh herbs all year, but have limited space? Growing herbs indoors can be a fun and delicious experience. This article will share with you some fabulous indoor garden ideas for your home.
Continue reading Indoor Herb Garden Ideas