Like my grandmother, I have a hard time keeping any houseplant alive. Outdoors we can grow almost anything but bring it past the threshold and an untimely death is in its future. My husband tells every new plant I bring home, “I’m sorry she’s brought you here to die.” However, Granny knew Christmas Cactus care…Read More
Winter squash is a part of the same family as summer squash, melons, and cucumbers are known as the gourd family. To me, winter squash is the easiest to grow, harvest and store. There are several varieties to choose from and they are all nutritious and delicious.Read More
The list of benefits to cover crops for the gardens is extensive. Choosing a cover crop to accomplish a specific goal for their zone is where most people run into trouble. Let’s look at the two main cover crops and see if we can’t clear up some of the questions you may have.Read More
Summer draws it’s final breaths. You can feel the earth and all her creatures heave a sigh of relief as the heat is dissipating and crisp, cool mornings arrive. The change of temperature turns my gardener thoughts to the fall garden. The onslaught of harvest and preserving is over. Time for some deep breaths while we start new seeds and do the fall garden preparation.Read More
If you are a new gardener or an experienced one, you’re aware of the great battle of the grass and garden weeds vs. you. The battle is real and here is how we’re dealing with it.Read More
With the changing economic times we are in, more and more people are planting gardens. Some in old flower beds; some are exchanging their lawn mowers for tillers and using the front yard; still, others are using raised beds all around their lots in town. Wherever you live, whether you have large…Read More
It’s all the craze lately (and honestly I don’t know what took us so long), the art of re-purposing pallets. If you’re a Pinterest junkie like I am then I’m sure you’ve seen all the amazing uses for pallets. My favorite use of all time? The DIY Pallet Garden! I can show you how to…Read More
We all know veggies are good for us, but nutritional values make some of them better vegetables for weight loss. Not that you need to lose weight, but we can all use a little help getting or staying in shape, right? I’ve picked some vegetables to grow for weight loss to help inspire you.…Read More
Crop rotation is a vital part of maintaining a healthy garden. My grandparents taught me this. They didn’t teach me in words so much as they did in actions.Read More
Heirloom and Organic Seeds: How are they all different?
There are endless discussions surrounding GMO seeds vs hybrid seeds. There is also confusion surrounding heirloom (AKA heritage seeds) and organic seeds. We could talk about all the issues surrounding these hot topic for hours. However, the goal for this article is to clear up the confusion surrounding these terms.
Sifting through all the information on GMO seeds vs hybrid seeds can be overwhelming. It’s often hard to tell the truth from corporate America fiction. Let’s blow away the smoke and take an honest, simple look at these terms.Read More