Caterina and Michelle were hired to work at gardenstead last summer. Both young women had an inkling interest in plants but since joining the team, completely caught the bug for BOTH houseplants and vegetable gardening. Their interest and passion have been turned on to full speed! Here are the top three things they’ve learned in mere months.
pick your pleasure
This post is an invitation to THINK about designing your vegetable garden – not a detailed explanation on HOW to design the bed (we’ll get to that next!).
Starting a garden can seem quite daunting for a first- time gardener. You may be asking questions like: What should I grow? How do I grow it? When do I plant it? How do I plant it? There are loads of questions to ask and so much to learn, but gardening shouldn’t be stressful.
When the seed catalogues roll into my mailbox, it’s the hot pepper section that I’m most excited to peruse.
Peppers varieties like cayenne and jalapeños, that are considered somewhat “mild” on the spectrum of hot peppers are what I gravitate toward growing. I like my crops to “work for me” or in other words, are versatile in the kitchen so I can use them in numerous ways. Fresh on pizza? Yep. Dried out and made into chili flakes? Definitely.
gardenstead is growing!
We are excited to announce the gardenstead team and community is expanding with the addition of houseplant expert, Darryl Cheng, of House Plant Journal!
Darryl has grown an impressive and engaged community of over 400K followers on Instagram. He delivers a new perspective of the relationship between light, houseplants, and our expectations. gardenstead shares this perspective and has always practiced similar methods. Together we aim to deepen your appreciation for houseplants through sensible and practical care fundamentals.
By working alongside Jaz, our Chief Content Curator, Darryl will create meaningful content, which will cross-pollinate HPJ x gardenstead’s robust communities. Together we will emphasize intelligent and comprehensible content for real-time plant care that our communities ask for.