Every week, we interview a guest on our weekly video webinar, Green Sisterhood Talk Tuesday, on topics that will help you live a greener life. The video interviews or webinars are always on Tuesdays at 2PM EST and you can find out the topic of the week from the sidebar on Green Sisterhood’s homepage.
Gardening with Anna Hackman
This week, with Spring in full bloom, gardening was on our minds. Um, maybe in our stomachs too since we talked about not just gardening but growing food.
Karen – my partner-in-crime at Green Sisterhood – thought it would be apropos to have ME as the guest since she and Alicia nicknamed me as the gardenista of Green Talk and Green Sisterhood. (Hmmm…maybe I have no choice but to have a green thumb!)
I have been gardening for over six years now and have 32 raised garden beds and a multitude of fruit trees and bushes. (Do you think I am a little obsessed? Just a tad?)
Watch Karen and I chat about my favorite topic: growing food! Here is the link to the video if you can’t see it below.
Anna’s Gardening Tips Recap
Just in case you missed it from the video, gardening has not always come easily for me. I had successes and failures, as I spilled the beans (pun intended) in the interview.
So here is a list of a few things I’ve learned from making a ton of mistakes. Hope they will be helpful when you start gardening.
- Sunlight – Proper sunlight is important to keep veggies growing strong.
- Soil – Know what’s in your soil – nutrients, pH level, etc. Test your soil.
- Timing – Know when to plant your seedlings. Test your soil’s temperature.
- Know how to plant – That sounds like a no brainer but for example, planting tomatoes too high is not the best for a healthy bush. You want to dig a hole and plant the tomato up to its last leaves.
- Raise beds – fill the beds with nutrient rich soil and compost, and then you are good to go. Also, they are great for your back!
You can read my more detailed post, Top Five Tips on How NOT to Ruin Your Garden, on Green Talk to get you started in the right direction.
What are your favorite gardening tips?. I could always use the help. A gardener never stops learning.
Thanks Karen for interviewing me and keeping time. I could talk about gardening for hours.