Autumn 2021 Update

We are halfway through October already and I can hardly believe it! There is so much happening in the world right now that has reinforced my mission even further. I have been using spaces in my days to really hunker down, meditate and connect with my heart. Feeling out what needs to come next for…

My Top Two Favorite Organic Soil Amendments

Amending your soil is a must of you want to have healthy, rich, living soil that nourishes your plants so they grow their best. When you grow plants, whether it’s food, flowers or herbs, they use up nutrients in the soil that need replacing for the next round of plantings. When it comes right down…

3 Of My Favorite Beginner Gardening Books

A good gardening book can be a fantastic resource for any new or beginner gardener, it can also become a beloved reference for those with more experience too! I absolutely love books, my collection is large for the small house we live in, but they are worth the space they take up in my opinion….

Cold Hardy & Frost Tolerant Vegetables

Once you learn what vegetables, fruits and herbs grow in which season, gardening will become much easier. When it comes to cool season vegetables, there is a range of temperatures vegetables can grow in. With the Gardenary method of kitchen gardening, the cool season temperatures range from 35 to 65°F. As a certified Gardenary Garden…

What I’m Doing In The Garden This Week

This week I am prepping for the fall garden by pulling plants, adding compost and sowing seeds. The way I decide what plants to “pull” is based on a few key factors. (By pulling plants I mean cutting them at the soil level and leaving the roots to decompose feeding the soil from below.) I…

Late Summer Gardening & Prepping For Fall

A late summer garden can be quite wild and overgrown. Your garden may be facing a lot of pest pressure or disease as older plants become vulnerable. It is also a time of bountiful harvests and joy filled summer evenings. You may be harvesting from your garden daily, but noticing somethings are starting to slow…

Connecting To The Seasons Through Gardening

There seems to be a pull towards slow, intentional seasonal living more now than ever. Maybe it’s because of the events that have happened over the last few years, maybe it’s because people are craving connection to the natural rhythms of nature, maybe it’s something else entirely. One of the best ways to live connected…

What You Can Start Now For Your Fall Garden

It’s mid August and our first frost date is on the horizon, roughly 50-ish days. Now is the time to get things started for a fall garden if you haven’t already. As we move closer to fall and our average first frost date the days start to get shorter and the intensity of the sun…