Planning Next Year’s Vegetable Garden
This year has seen many new gardeners as people run to find things to do while quarantined. I have seen a run on seed sales, and tons of new questions on all kinds of garden problems, from insects to picking times, to diseases, and more. As we wind down this year, we need to begin […]
Time for early spring planting!
As March 17 rolls around, here in northeast Kansas, people are getting excited about planting in their gardens and landscape. While the weather may be a little cold yet for planting flowers out, it is an excellent time to put in those early season vegetables. By now, your garden has been prepared for spring planting […]
Garden Cooks: Cauliflower
Cauliflower is a cool season vegetable that is best planted when the temperatures rise to about seventy degrees. This happens in Kansas around the end of March. Start your own seed near the beginning of February. If you were late planting seed, stop by Grimm’s Gardens and pick up a small plant ready for transplant. […]
Garden Planning Guide February, March & April
Winter time is the best time to plan and prepare for next year’s gardens. We at Grimm’s Gardens are busy with ideas and preparations for the upcoming spring season. From now until March 1st, we will receive many calls and emails from customers wanting to know if they can plant something, when to plant, do […]
What is the fuss about? Tomato Grafting and the Home Gardener
Early in January I attended the Great Plains Growers Conference at Missouri Western University, in St. Joseph, MO. While I was there I was asked to look into the tomato grafting workshop, in the hope that we could possibly put multiple varieties of tomatoes onto one plant. I admit, it was not something I was […]
Gardens are so… Square!
For the creative-types like myself, there comes a point when you are tired of a standard square garden and everything planted in a row. This is the moment when it is necessary to combine garden and landscape into a seamless backyard beauty. My plan for this year is to plant strawberries under our fruit trees. […]
What Will Grow Near a Black Walnut Tree?
Black Walnut trees are wonderful if you are a cabinet maker, eat the walnuts, or leave them as forage for wildlife, or use the husks to make a colorfast dye. But if you are a gardener, they provide a challenge, to say the least. A toxic chemical, juglone, diffuses from the roots into the soil, […]
Edible Plantings: Spice up your edible containers!
In the last few years, edibles have taken center stage in many gardens as people try to grow chemical free, organic food for their families. Edible landscaping has resurged as a major design addition in many home landscapes. The use of edibles in borders, adding fruit trees and shrubs, and potting up herbs has become […]
Garden Planning: Heirloom Vegetables
Pictured above: ‘Amish Paste’ Tomato I have been an heirloom gardener for four years now. You would not call me an expert, just an enthusiast. When I first started growing heirlooms four years ago, I had no idea how it would transform my garden, or my life. If it is not an heirloom, you will […]