5 Major Benefits of Hiring Professional Lawn Care Services

5 Major Benefits of Hiring Professional Lawn Care Services

What is a more on-the-nose reminder of those warm spring and summer months? Could it be the smell of fresh-cut grass? Those dull landscapes turned from their shades of brown to luscious green with every passing day. As a homeowner, your lawn is something to take pride in. Also, as homeowners, not … Read more

What are Seed Potatoes?

Potatoes, being one of the easiest vegetables to grow, are inherent to every food dish. No matter where you are in the world, you will always find potatoes in vegetable aisles in your local supermarket. Since potato is an essential ingredient in many meals, it would be very beneficial to have these … Read more

Importance of soil testing before construction

Importance of soil testing before construction

You probably know what soil testing is. However, the most important thing is knowing just how important it is. This way, it is easier to recognize that it is a step before construction that mustn’t be skipped. Here are some of the top reasons soil testing is important. See here to know … Read more

How to Prepare Your Garden

How to Prepare Your Garden

For a lot of you, it might be hard to believe it right now with all the snow on the ground, but spring really is coming! Before you know it, it will be time to plant your garden!  Are you ready?  Are your plans in place? This post will give you our … Read more

From the Farm and My Favorite – Composting in the Winter!

Composting in the Winter

Welcome! It’s Friday everyone! Yippee! This week went fast for us despite the various health issues that we were dealing with. We get to visit with the family this weekend. It’s been a while. What was your week like? We’d love to hear more about it. Since we live in the southwest, … Read more

How to Prepare Seed Potatoes for Planting

How to Prepare Seed Potatoes for Planting

When we sat down this fall to plan out our spring garden, we realized that we really wanted to try growing potatoes, so just a couple weeks back we bought a few bags of seed potatoes.  However, we quickly realized that we needed a refresher on how to prepare seed potatoes for … Read more

Dealing with Our Tomatoes in the Heat

Dealing with our Tomatoes in the Heat

Where I live it gets hot in the summer.  Have I mentioned that?  Not sure if I have. And while tomatoes are generally a summer crop in most of the country, here it is a little different.  We have two growing seasons for tomatoes here in the desert:  February-May (generally with some … Read more

Notes from the Garden

A periodic installment on the blog.  Some pictures and notes on what is going on in the garden.   Summer Squash – I’m so excited that we’ll be eating fresh squash. It truly is one of my favorite things.      Sunflowers – They’re blooming like crazy and I love it.  Who … Read more

Garden Amendments

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In a perfect world, amending your soil wouldn’t be necessary.  However, most gardeners find that amending their soil with something is necessary, especially after several growing seasons.  Ideally, you will amend your soil every season.  If the soil is really poor, it may take some time and love but it will be worth it.  … Read more

Growing with A Cold Frame

Growing with A Cold Frame

A cold frame is a great tool for any climate.  A gardener can use it to get a jump start on the growing season or to extend the growing season as winter approaches.  I was lucky enough to be gifted one this past Christmas. What I have is actually called an  “elevated … Read more