Welcome to Homegrown Food and Flowers!
This is a project started out of a love for gardening and making a home wherever you are. As a military wife, I often have to leave my garden behind and start over again somewhere new. Each time I start a new garden, I learn something new about the plants I am growing and the space I am working with.
This has helped me learn the basics of gardening over and over again, which I hope to pass on to you with this blog.
My mission with Homegrown Food and Flowers is to help teach people how to garden, no matter where they are. Whether you have an acre of land or a window box, there is room to garden and grow your own food and flowers.
Not sure how to get started with flowers?
The Cut Flower Companion Planting Guide
Use this guide to ditch confusion or worries about a lack of space and get started with growing cut flowers!
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Hi, I’m Jessica!
I’ve been a home gardener for more than 20 years, and I love it! It’s so rewarding to grow your own food and then eat it – especially when you know where it came from.
I’m also a mother of two (and a furbaby) and wife to a US Marine. I love spending time with my family, and we enjoy being outdoors as much as possible.
We are currently stationed in California, but I’ve also lived and gardened in Washington state and South Carolina, so I’ve experienced many different climates and growing seasons, which has given me a well-rounded knowledge of gardening.
I love being outside and getting my hands dirty, and I love to share what I’ve learned over the years with others.
New to cut flowers?
You want to build your gardening skills to grow fresh-cut bouquets right in your backyard.
In short order, you’ll know exactly which flowers to start with and how to grow them.
If you’re looking for an easy way to propagate black-eyed Susan plants, you may be tempted to take cuttings from your existing plants. While this can be done, it’s not always successful. A better option is to grow new black-eyed Susan plants from seed. Fortunately, starting from seeds will open the doors to far more…
Although it may seem counterintuitive, cutting a flowering plant is more often helpful than harmful. Whether you’re pruning back old growth or cutting an armful of fresh blooms, there are many times throughout the season that you’ll need to get out your clippers and make the cut. Cutting flowers from a plant generally won’t kill…
Deadheading flowers means removing the old bloom from the plant as they begin to fade. But in a cut flower garden, is this chore even on the list when you’re harvesting stems for bouquets and arrangements? Can it make a difference in your cut flower garden? Cut flowers benefit from being deadheaded, even with regular…