How to Plant Difficult Seeds

We’ve had a really nice stretch of weather here in western PA. We are not used to low 70’s, blue sky , and no humidity. I am taking advantage of it while it lasts. I have been planting and starting plants like a mad women.

Chamomile Seeds

I am all about being efficient and . . . → Read More: How to Plant Difficult Seeds

Planting Seeds Using a High Tech Tool

Wow, spring is progressing at a dizzying pace. There is so much to do and so little time to do it. It seems that everyone in the neighborhood was out yesterday busily preparing for the coming warm months. It is such an exciting time of the year. Spring always feels like a new beginning with . . . → Read More: Planting Seeds Using a High Tech Tool

Thoughts on an Organic Lawn

In my last post, I talked about soil pH and how it effects all plants. With that in mind, I thought that I would discuss organic lawn care today. It may not be the sexiest topic, but for those of you who don’t have an “edible” lawn, it is important.

Hurray, the thermometer’s red line . . . → Read More: Thoughts on an Organic Lawn

Soil pH

Today we talk about soil pH and how it effects plants for the good and bad.

The cold weather is back for a few days, so it’s indoor gardening activities this weekend. After a couple of days of wonderfully warm spring days and a bit of rain, the surrounding hillsides are reminiscent of Ireland.

The . . . → Read More: Soil pH

Spring has Sprung!!!

A garden is one of the easiest ways to ensure self-sufficiency and a healthy diet.

Here we are, almost a quarter of the way through the year already. Although the snow is still flying here in the north, it’s time to start thinking about our gardens. What to plant and when to plant it is . . . → Read More: Spring has Sprung!!!

Welcome to Garden Jewels by Julie

Welcome to my site. I grow beautiful flowers and vegetable and herb seedlings, in my garden for you to enjoy.

I am a real, live woman, who is passionate about all plants and living things. People tell me that I am blessed with a green thumb. I seem to be able to grow the most . . . → Read More: Welcome to Garden Jewels by Julie


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