Category: Landscaping

Free Green Onions - Paint Covered Overalls - Durham North Carolina
Green onions are a really fun item for your garden. If done right, you won’t need to buy them from the store ever again. What is a Green Onion? Probably don’t need to explain this, but green onions are those stalky onions that you primarily eat just the green part of. They’re also known as […]
What is Bottom Watering - Paint Covered Overalls - Durham North Carolina
Bottom watering is a necessary skill when you’re working with seed starters. Fortunately, it is super easy to do, and I’m not 100% sure I can fill an entire article with this information. What is Bottom Watering? Simply put, bottom watering is the process of filling a tray or plate with water so that the […]
What's Transplanting Wednesday - Paint Covered Overalls - Durham North Carolina
I did not think this week was going to be all about transplanting, but it was. I originally had planned to share my plans for the summer garden, but due to a delay in lumber and all the things I had to do for my plants, I’ve postponed that article. Transplanting Basil Transplanting my basil […]
Planting Cheat Sheet for Durham - Paint Covered Overalls
Planting in Durham can be a fun and successful hobby. To make it more successful, we’ve created a tiny little cheat sheet to get you started. Last Frost The most important day to remember for planting is the last frost. Most garden plants cannot survive outdoors in a frost without some added protection. Last Frost: […]
Garden Progress - Wednesday Write-up - Paint Covered Overalls - Durham North Carolina
This is the third weekly update on my indoor/outdoor garden. Hope you’ve been enjoying and learning! Recap If you’re joining us for the first time, here’s a quick summary. Two weeks ago, I wrote about my peppers, broccoli, and basil plants. I talked about the right time to plant peppers and my process for doing […]
What's Growing On - Paint Covered Overalls - Durham North Carolina - Seed Starter Planter
This article is the second in my What’s Growing Wednesday series about what I’m planting. I’ll be sharing my progress and the things I’ve learned along the way. Hopefully, my research and practice can help others! My Setup Currently, I have 3 distinct spaces where things are currently growing: Indoor Garden. My indoor garden is […]
When to Plant Broccoli - Paint Covered Overalls - Durham North Carolina
If you’re like me, you like your broccoli fresh. Growing it yourself can be an easy way to have fresh broccoli on hand. However, broccoli only grows well in certain conditions. And, this veggie takes up a lot of space. Key Facts Broccoli is super easy to sprout. The harder part is getting your kids […]
Shows the pepper, basil, and broccoli growing sprouts.
As I try to provide more articles about growing your own garden, I’m going to begin doing regular Wednesday updates about my own garden. That way, if I miss any important content, maybe it will show up here! Additionally, remember I’m a novice. I’ve been in my home not even a year so far, and […]
When To Plant Your Basil - Paint Covered Overalls - Durham North Carolina
If you’re planning on growing basil in your summer garden this year, it is time to think about what you’re planting. Basil is a relatively easy herb to grow and it goes well in a lot of different dishes. As long as it has full sun, warm temperatures, and a little bit of water, it […]
Time to Plant Peppers - Paint Covered Overalls - Durham North Carolina
If you want peppers in your summer garden this year, it is time to plant your pepper seeds. Thanks to Covid-19, there is a surplus of gardens and a short supply of plants this year. Therefore, a lot of people are looking to start their plants from seed instead. Not only are seeds cheaper, but […]