Some of My Favorite Garden Green Varieties

Growing greens in the garden is a fantastic way to cut down on food miles and plastic packaging. It is also a fantastic way to add great flavor to meals or salads. Fresh garden greens taste nothing like what you find in the grocery store, they just plain taste better. I attribute this to being…

Gardening: A Shift In My Focus

We have had a garden for well over a decade, close to two decades now. (Since my boys were young, they are now adults or close to it. Ages 21, almost 19 and 16.) The garden was always in the back corner of the yard, leaving the majority of the yard for the boys to…

Preserving Food: Small Garden? No Problem!

I once read somewhere that it takes approximately 4,000 square feet of gardening space to feed one person for an entire year. Most people do not have this kind of space, as amazing as it would be. Most of us are growing in small yards or on balconies or patios. Most of us also do…

My Must Grow Plants: Medicinal Herbs

Adding medicinal herbs to your garden not only adds beauty to your garden, but allows you to make plant medicine with your harvests. (Most culinary herbs can also be used in plant medicine too, you can see my must grow culinary herbs here.) When we grow our own herbs for herbal preparations, just as any…

My Must Grow Plants: Culinary Herbs

Culinary herbs are so beneficial and easy to grow, even if you have very little space. Herbs are actually what I suggest people grow when they are just starting out as gardeners. Yes you can grow tomatoes your first gardening season, but to help gain confidence in the garden herbs are the place to start….

June Gardening Tasks

June in my growing area is considered warm within the “Arc of Seasons” method of looking at the year. Arc of Seasons is something I learned in my Garden Coach and Kitchen Garden training courses through Gardenary, taught by Nicole Burke. In the Arc of Seasons temperature ranges are broken up into four distinct seasons:…

What’s Been Happening In My Gardens

It’s the end of May and there has been so many things happening in the garden that I thought I would do a garden catch up with you as well as share a brief description of some of my growing spaces.  I have been changing things up again in my gardens, something I seem to…

Container Gardening: Some Suggested Plants

When you have limited space or find an open spot in your garden you have the option of growing in containers. You will want to make sure that there is adequate light or choose plants whose light requirements fit the spot. I especially like using grow bags to fill in gaps in the garden or…

Gardening Tips For Growing In Small Spaces

One of the biggest misconceptions about growing food is that you need acres of land to feed your family. This can be true if you are trying to grow 100% of your families food, but that can be unrealistic for a lot of families without considerable planning and life arranging. If definitely can be done,…