Sprouts: The Garden-less Green

white bean sprouts

Although the world is recovering from the pandemic, people have become keener on their health, and diets are becoming nutrient-rich to a certain extent. Despite how fresh and organic grocer items are, you can never be sure about their purity. If you are just as superstitious about getting your leafy vegetables from … Read more

Introduction to Nitrogen in Your Garden

Introduction to Nitrogen in Your Garden

You may have noticed the letter NPK on bags of fertilizer or other organic matter in the past.  These letters stand for Nitrogen-Phosphorus-Potassium (in that order) and these are essential nutrients for your garden and its plants. Of these three nutrients, nitrogen is often the one that is most difficult to get … Read more

Get to Know Your Squash

Get to Know Your Squash

Summer squash or winter squash – what side are you on? Personally, I love it all, as evidenced by my refrigerator’s vegetable bin.  It is completely full of summer squash right now and I’m constantly checking my winter squash on the vine for readiness.  I think we are going to be having … Read more

Creating a Children’s Garden

Creating a Children’s Garden

There’s no doubt we’ve all done it.  You pinned an image on Pinterest and thought to yourself, “Self – you are going to do that awesome craft/activity/recipe/diet/homeschooling-thing this week! That is just too cool to forget about. We just can’t live another day without doing that!” And then, lo and behold, the … Read more

Thirty Minute Thirty Dollar Raised Bed

Thirty Minute Thirty Dollar Raised Bed

Many people around the country grow a garden each year. What do you do when you don’t have a tiller to till the soil or good quality soil to plant in? For some people, building raised bed planters is the perfect solution. What’s more, they can be built in about 30 minutes … Read more

Improvising: Masonry Ladders for Plant Protection

Improvising Masonry Ladders for Plant Protection

Today was a day. It involved a rediscovery of termites, which are slowly eating away at our dear old house.  (Almost one hundred years this house has been here, and these darn termites choose NOW to start their destruction!?) It also involved taking kids to the doctor and having to get the … Read more

The Importance of Flowers

Picture of flowers in a field.

On taking a close look, the importance of flowers in nature and our lives is everywhere. From a declaration of emotions to food for insects to beauty: the world would be a much duller place without flowers. Flowers are also the best friend of your garden and our environment. Many of us … Read more

On Being a Patient Gardener

On Being a Patient Gardener

As I’ve mentioned in the past, we moved to our new home last November.  When we moved, we brought our raised beds and the dirt that we had been using in them with us.  It wasn’t easy.  It would have simplified our move if we had just left it all behind and … Read more

Guest Post: Lasagna Gardening

Gardening

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to introduce you to one of my dearest friends Lauren.  She writes about her life, projects and trying new things on her blog  Fancy Nonsense – http://www.fancynonsense.com/.  She has graciously agreed to guest post for me about her experience with lasagna gardening.  Enjoy! It’s a … Read more