Home Gardening Blog
RSS

Growing a Grocery Store Garden

posted on
Growing a Grocery Store Garden
One of the displays that we have had in the Kemper Center for Home Gardening for the past couple of years is the “Kitchen Garden."  A better name could possibly be the “Grocery Store Garden" — all of the plants that we are growing in this indoor display are from the grocery store. We have taken different seeds and bulbs and vegetables from the produce department of the grocery store to propagate and show kids where their food comes from, as well as the potential to grow mo...
[Read the rest of this article...]
Posted in: Summer | Tags: gardens , vegetables , fruits , indoor plants | Comments (0) | View Count: (3217)

Pest-repelling Plants

posted on
Pest-repelling Plants
A gardener's dream would be to have a garden that can care for itself, but that is just a dream. Every garden needs tending, but there are a few things that you can do to make your work a little easier, including selecting plants for your garden to help control insect pests. Certain plants attract beneficial insects or repel harmful insects. Beneficial insects  (ladybugs and praying mantis) prey on pests that damage your garden. Using plants to control pests cuts down on your workload and ...
[Read the rest of this article...]
Posted in: Spring | Tags: beneficial insects , insect control | Comments (0) | View Count: (2114)

It's Time to Summer Some Houseplants Outdoors

posted on
It's Time to Summer Some Houseplants Outdoors
Now that spring has sprung and the danger of frost has past, the urge to go outside and enjoy the lovely weather is drawing us into the garden.  Houseplants that have been inside for the long winter are beginning to grow and perk-up and would also like to go outside into the garden to enjoy a breath of fresh air, a bit of sunshine and a little spring rain… how exhilarating!    There are some plants here at the Center for Home Gardening that get a big boost by going outsi...
[Read the rest of this article...]
Posted in: Spring | Tags: gardenina , orchids , jade plant , insect control , indoor plants | Comments (0) | View Count: (788)