I’ve always wanted to be a successful gardener, but I’ve never been good at gardening. When we lived in California, my step-mom gave me big pots and gardening tools for Christmas one year so I could grow tomatoes in our tiny, sand-filled townhouse backyard. Believe it or not, those tomatoes were the only successful thingClick to Continue »
As you consider your garden this year and start to make garden plans for what you want to harvest, take a cue from the Iroquois Indians and their method for companion gardening. They planted “the three sisters,” corn, beans and squash. The corn provided something for the beans to climb, the beans provided nitrogen forClick to Continue »
If you’re trying to cut your grocery bill, growing a garden is the best place to start. You can creatively water your garden for free AND fertilize your garden for free, which means you can have fresh organic vegetables for practically nothing more than your time. But how do you get started?
We go pumpkin picking at my parents house every October to pick out our jack o’ lantern pumpkins. Olive usually picks the biggest one for herself (this year it was 2 ft tall!) and chooses a baby sized one for her baby sister. But this year I also planted my own pie pumpkins so I canClick to Continue »
Your garden has worked hard all summer long. Hopefully you have reaped the benefits of your garden and filled your shelves and freezer with plenty of food to munch throughout the winter. Today I want to share How to Winterize Your Vegetable Garden.
A few summers ago when I was just about to leave on my first week long vacation I realized that I hadn’t even thought about how I would keep my raised bed and container garden from dying while I was away. There’s nothing worse than going on vacation and spending the whole time worried aboutClick to Continue »
Folks, I think it’s official. I don’t think I can garden. At least not traditionally anyway. I can do tomatoes. Yes, those are thriving like nobody’s business and I can’t wait to start picking for caprese salad lunches and no-cook pasta sauce. I can do spinach. It’s taken EONS for the seeds to sprout, but I’veClick to Continue »
We recently started a vegetable garden. For most families, that means considering how much space you have versus what you want to grow. Maybe even strategic planting to ensure the plants get enough sun to produce a nice harvest. Grocery-budget conscious families would consider what’s the most expensive produce to buy in their area, andClick to Continue »