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…

5 Common Culinary Herbs & Spices With Medicinal Benefits

Culinary herbs also have medicinal benefits for a power packed nutritional punch when added to your daily meals. I love using fresh or dried herbs to boost nutrition and the overall health benefits of a meal as well as enhancing the flavor of a meal. There is so many health building opportunities when it comes…

5 Tips For Choosing What To Grow In Your Kitchen Garden

When you are just starting out as a new gardener it can be quite overwhelming to try to decide what to grow in the space you have. Most of us are growing in smaller spaces and must choose wisely what will take a spot in our garden. Below are 5 tips for choosing what to…

Growing An Autumn Garden

Autumn may be one of my favorite times to garden. Our hot summers come to an end and with that pest pressure and disease lesson. It’s also a time to revisit those things we love about a spring garden. Usually by the time we start to harvest from our autumn garden, we are really tired…

Living A Modern Homesteading Life

Is it possible to homestead without acres of land and animals? I think you definitely can by incorporating many aspects of modern homesteading into your lifestyle! There are a lot of people who want to homestead, but don’t live on acres of land out in the country. It doesn’t have to be that way! Modern…

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…

Gardening In The Heat Of Summer

Within the Arc of Seasons, as taught in the Gardenary method of gardening, July and August are considered the hot season here in the Denver Metro area. The hot season consists of temperatures ranging from 70°F – 90°F. Each season has specific plant families that grow well and others that struggle or are unable to…

My Must Grow Plants: Flowers

I absolutely love growing flowers all around my yard, wherever I can. I make sure that each year I have a variety of flowers that bloom at different times of the year to support pollinators throughout the season. I keep dandelions in my yard, they make for great plant medicine as well as food for…