Author: Anjel

Anjel spent her early childhood living in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, surrounded by greenery. This led with a lifelong fascination with everything plant related. In college she studied Biology, with a focus in Botany and Horticulture. After graduation, she concentrated on getting hands-on experience in organic farming and economic botany. She currently tends a small hobby farm in North Carolina, zone 7b.


Opossums in the Garden: The Pros and Cons

Do you need opossums in the garden? People aren’t the only ones drawn to the tasty fruits and veggies you grow. Gardens can draw in all types of critters. But one of the most common visitors here in North Carolina Growing Zone 7B is the Virginia Opossum. Yet, there are some major benefits to having possums
How to Regrow Onions from Scraps

Don’t Throw It, Grow It: How to Regrow Kitchen Scraps

Instead of tossing them in the trash, regrow kitchen scraps and add them to your garden. It’s an inexpensive way to reuse kitchen waste, get experience growing different plants, and increase your herb/veggie yields. As an added benefit, many cuttings will grow flowers and then set seeds you can grow in the future. It’s a
Eggshell Planter

5 Benefits of Using Eggshells in Your Garden

Do you know the advantages of using eggshells to keep your garden flourishing? Cheap is great, but free is even better when gardening! Before throwing those eggshells away, consider using them in the garden instead. 5 Good Reasons for Using Eggshells in Your Garden 1. They Add Calcium to the Soil Many plants need calcium—especially
DIY Compost

Composting 101: A Guide for Beginners

Been thinking about composting, but not sure where to start? Well, think of this as Composting 101. I’ll take you through it step-by-step. What Is Compost? Compost is a mixture of decomposed organic matter. Fondly referred to as black gold, it is made up of 3 major components: Browns Greens Water Browns are organic, carbon-rich,
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