April’s frequent showers combined with longer days and climbing temperatures help plants around Oklahoma flourish. However, the bugs know this too and it’s their prime time for feeding as well! This sets up battle ground in your garden, and what you do now will affect your harvest in the summer. There are lots of companion plants, tools, and tricks you can use around your garden to help repel pests and attract beneficial critters. Check out […]
March is one of our favorite months of the year. Life is beginning to emerge from the cold of February, and new sprouts are everywhere! In March, we’re starting many things directly from seed outdoors, and continuing to plant new rounds of spring seeds indoorsto transplant later. The climate is different in every location and you can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, Android, and Universal Web App.
A lot of people start to complain about their bones and joints aching when the weather changes seasons. If you are one of these people or simply want to help support your bone and joint health, check out what plants are best to grow in your garden below! We have found that simply gardening itself has helped us start to feel better by eating a healthier diet, being outside more, and being more active!
Growing food in your backyard can help you not only by eating the food you have grown, but the lifestyle associated with it! We have found that gardening has helped us to lose weight simply by being outside, more active, and drinking more water!
Although February can usher in some of our coldest temperatures of the year, it’s also the beginning of the planting season for many different foods! It’s also a great time to start planning your garden for the year and ordering seeds. Our free iOS, Android, & Web app makes growing food simple and I’m going to talk about some of the things you can start planting in February in Oklahoma.
February is a great time to get started with growing seeds indoors!
Leaf-footed bugs are approximately 1 inch long, some with a white zigzag pattern on their wings. They have long legs similar to a cricket with an oval shaped body. They are recognizable by their hind legs which look leaf-like. They have piercing mouthparts which probe into plants to suck their juices. This can cause discoloration and damage to the plants.
We grow a lot of peppers in the summer because they are really easy to grow and thrive in our hot conditions. They are relatively pest-free and can actually help keep pests off other plants, making them a valuable companion plant. This blog post talks about how you can plant and grow your own hot peppers (jalapenos)!
The great thing about this garden stir fry is that you can make it unique each time with different veggies never growing tired of it!
Q: What do you do with the frozen peppers that you preserve? A: We use these peppers in so many ways! Since they are already diced and ready to go in the freezer bag, I simply grab a bag when I’m ready to use it and take 1-2 spoonfuls out. I typically add them into hot oil and sauté them with onions and garlic. I will then use this combination to so many of our […]