Starting Seeds Indoors

Seed starting indoors is exciting and infectious, and you’ll soon find that your windowsills are crammed with little pots of seedlings and you have an overwhelming desire to study greenhouse designs. But a greenhouse is not necessary for a satisfactory experience in gardening, as long as you follow some practical considerations such as light and temperature requirements and space. A […]

Growing Tomato Seeds

Purchase and Prepare Your Tomato Seed Because your garden soil compacts too easily and can harbor organisms that may cause diseases it’s a better choice to purchase a prepared seed starting mix. A good commercial seed starting mix is often a blend of peat moss, vermiculite, and perlite. I like to thoroughly combine the seed starting mix with warm water […]

Tomato Growing Guide

Introduction – Tomatoes are easy – If you already know tomatoes, you might want to shred this booklet and use it as mulch. If you’re new to growing tomatoes, but don’t want to be bothered, we can keep it simple for you: plant deeply in a sunny patch of good soil that is well-watered, and come back in two months. […]

Drying Tomatoes – Heirloom Tomato

Drying Tomatoes Sun Drying: Carefully wash and dry your tomatoes. Cut them in half lengthwise. If you decide to remove the seeds try not to remove the pulp. Use a spoon or your fingers to scoop out the seeds. To shorten the overall drying time, cut a slit in the sides of the tomatoes to facilitate air flow. Place the […]

Plant Fritillaries this Fall

These are less common spring-flowering bulbs that you plant in the fall as you would the more common daffodils and tulips.  Their flowers come in a range of colors, and are generally bell-shaped, either in clusters or single.  Plants range from six inches to three feet or more.  Being less common, you may need to order many of the selections, […]

Tomato Plant Request – Heirloom List

Tomato Seeds, not Tomato Plants! Why should you wait for a tomato plant or an heirloom tomato plant when you can get the seeds today. Backyardgardener.com is proud to offer a great selection of heirlooms!   Tomato Seed list 1884 Heirloom Tomato Seeds Abe Lincoln Heirloom Tomato Seeds Ace 55-Tomato Seeds Airyleaf Heirloom Tomato Seeds Aker’s West Virginia Heirloom Tomato […]

Lamppost Half-Circle Garden Plan

Lamppost Half-Circle Garden Plan An elegant touch for any landscape is a lamppost surrounded by beautiful perennials. You don’t even need a lamppost to create this floral display. You can substitute a signpost, small tree, trelllis or a metal or wooden post with a decorative top. (Consider, for example, a post topped by a charming weather vane.) To create an […]

Garden, Red Welcome Plan

Garden, Red Welcome Plan Show your guests how welcome they are by adding these five beautiful varieties in shades of red to a walkway, around a porch or in containers surrounding an entranceway. Roll out the red carpet for your guests with the Red Welcome Garden. It has a very special way of brightening up the landscape, as well as […]

Rose, Very Special Garden Plan

Rose, Very Special Garden Plan Each of these varieties in this exceptional Rose Garden is a delight in itself, but when planted together they create a display of special grandeur. The three Climbing Roses create an especially clever color harmony – crimson red, pinkish red and a bright yellow, double flowering rose. We have them planted together so the canes intertwine […]

Garden, Summer Magic Complete Plan

Garden, Summer Magic Complete Plan Specially selected by nursery professionals to provide variety, charm and lavish color for any garden. Three each: Black-eyed Susan, Red Coral Bells, Dwarf Gaillardia, Blue Chip Campanula, Little Miss Muffet Daisy, Ivory Peach Bellflower, Pink Coneflower, Butterfly Blue Scabiosa, Moonbeam Coreopsis and Pink Coreopsis. Includes complete planting instructions.   A) Coral Bells, Red B) Daisy, […]