Lessons From The Garden

The garden may start out simply as a place to grow food, flowers and herbs. It may start as a place to grow some food for your family, so you can have garden fresh tomatoes or fresh herbs. It may be a place to gather cut flowers for your dining table, but in time you…

No Dig Day 2022

On November 3, 2022 we celebrated the first annual No Dig Day, created by Charles Dowding. No dig gardening is a method of gardening that involves no digging or tilling of the soil to maintain a healthy network of living soil full of beneficial microbes and . Soil health is the foundation of all health…

What You Can Do Now To Prepare For Your Spring Garden

Yes we are at the end of October, but it is never too early to start prepping for the coming season. You may still have your autumn garden or you may have just put your garden to rest for the cold winter season. Tackling some of these garden tasks now will pay of in the…

Encouraging Words For New Gardeners

As a new gardener it is hard to not get caught up in what everyone else is doing in their garden, especially on social media. Not to mention all the comparisons that happen, often between a new gardener and someone who has taken years to build up their garden experience. You may not know which…

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…

What’s In Season: October

October is such a time of change and renewal. Around the first week of October is when we expect our first frost date. It hasn’t happened yet this year, but I can feel it on the horizon. This really changes things in the garden and kitchen. All those lovely summer or warm weather produce are…

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…

Why I Switched To Raised Beds

For years I had a garden that was done in rows or squares, in the ground with soil we wheelbarrowed in from the driveway. It was/is in the very back corner of the garden and gets a great amount of sun. It was originally a sand box that the previous home owners had for their…

Small Space Gardening: Making The Most Of Your Growing Space

We may have dreams of living on acres of land and growing enough food from our gardens to feed our family for the whole year, but more often than not, we are gardening in small spaces and life is pulling us in different directions. Knowing how to maximize your growing space, whatever it’s size, will…

2022 August Garden Review

August in the garden is always full of activity, everything from sowing seeds, feeding, tending, harvesting and cooking/preserving, etc. Looking back at what has happened in the garden at the end of the month can help you see where changes need to be made, what worked, what didn’t and what next steps need to happen….

Finding Your Way Of Gardening

We all come to gardening for various reasons. Some people start a garden because they grew up in a family of gardeners. Some start a garden as a way to connect with their children through a fun activity. Others may be foodies and want the very best and freshest ingredients around, while some want food…