Growing tomatoes can be tricky in the cold climate and short warm season of the Pacific Northwest. Here are some things I have learned over the years that have helped me grow great tomatoes in the PNW.
This is microfarming at its best! Instead of tossing those old worn out Toms, transform them into hanging planters! They provide the perfect amount of root space for a small plant and just enough head space to give them room to grow.
I’ve planted seeds directly in the garden, but never really started seeds indoors. After a humbling discussion with my community garden neighbor “Oh I start all my plants from seed,” he said. “Don’t you?” It was high time I started seeds myself.
How to grow your own sunflower greens which are great to throw in salads, on a sandwich or can even be used in juicing. These can be grown easily in your own kitchen with some seeds, dirt and a takeout container.
Did you know that wood ash can be used for keeping mites at bay? The next time you clean your fireplace, keep your chickens in mind by storing some of the ashes for them. It's a hen's best kept beauty secret.