Plastic Water Bottle Greenhouse for Winter Lettuce
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Plastic Water Bottle Greenhouse for Winter Lettuce

I have been reading books on extending the growing season and now seems to be the perfect time to try an experiment with winter lettuce. The plastic container should act like a tiny greenhouse and my lettuce should grow even when it snows. Greetings fellow gardeners,   It is cool this morning and the air…

Veggie Bites – Layered Bulb Planter, Container Garden
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Veggie Bites – Layered Bulb Planter, Container Garden

I decided that I wanted to try a bulb ‘lasagna’ planter. These planters are often featured on my favourite British gardening shows. I removed over half the dirt from the planter and put my bulbs in layer on layer like a lasagna. Greetings fellow gardeners, In Veggie Bites Twenty-eight I had mentioned that I would…

What Is A Composite Flower?

What Is A Composite Flower?

Briefly, a composite is a member of the composite family (Compositae or Asteraceae family).However, such a statement conveys little information to one who is just learning.It becomes clearer to say that a composite is a member of the daisy family or the Sunflower family, Aster flowers, Thistle, Chicory or Ragweed family. But garden magazines, garden books, and nursery catalogs frequently use the word composite.We should become thoroughly familiar with it. The best way to know a word is to use it.

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