If you’ve been following our gardening tips, you’re neck deep in fresh tomatoes, zucchini, and other vegetables. Now that you’ve eaten your fill, you may notice that you’ve started to collect a surplus. What do you do with all the extra produce that you’ve produced? Don’t worry. We at Crucial are here to walk you through one of the best ways to store those extra vegetables. That way, you can enjoy the vibrant tastes of summer even when there’s a foot of snow outside. All it takes is a little time, some Ziploc freezer bags and room in your freezer. Continue reading »
Last time, we talked about some preventive measures you can take to protect your garden from unwelcome creepy crawlies and other four-legged pests. This week, we’re going to tackle another type of pest. By far, the worst pest that will run rampant in your garden isn’t one with legs at all. It doesn’t creep or crawl, it just simply grows. We are of course, talking about weeds.
Here’s the thing. Weeds aren’t really a bad thing. After all, they’re just another type of plant, trying to make their way in a cruel world. However, when you’re trying to grow a specific type of plant, especially one for food, something’s gotta give. And in this case, it’s the weeds.
As a gardener, there’s nothing more frustrating than spending time and energy growing beautiful rows of crops only to wake up and find holes in your plant’s leaves. Whether it’s a hornworm destroying your tomatoes or a rabbit making off with the tops of your pepper plants, garden pests come in all shapes and sizes.
This week, we’re going to cover some great ways to prevent pest damage from occurring at all. The key to keeping your plants pest-free lies in two stages: Continue reading »
Last time, we here at Crucial Vacuum talked about how to get a garden up and running if your space is limited. This time, we’re going to discuss a way to make your garden better than you ever thought it could be. This doesn’t just apply to apartment gardeners. If you’re starting a backyard (or front yard!) garden, these tips will come in handy for you as well. We’re talking about compost, or Black Gold. Continue reading »
One of the great joys of summertime is going out to your own tomato vine, pulling a fresh fruit from the plant and devouring it with a little drizzle of balsamic vinegar. Couple this with a few other select vegetables, and your summer meals will forever be changed. Of course, before you can harvest anything, you must plant it. That’s where Crucial Vacuum wants to help you. Over the next couple of months, we’ll be talking about how to set up a garden, dealing with common garden pests in safe and organic ways, and some great ideas for garden crops you might not have thought of. We’ll also cover how to store crops for the cold winter and getting a jump on next year’s garden. This week, we’re going to discuss the challenges and opportunities for creating a new apartment garden. Continue reading »