Have a maple tree or two? Hope you give syrup making a try, ’cause backyard maple sugaring is fun!
I’ll be starting some of my seeds indoors in the next few weeks – plants like tomatoes and peppers, okra and broccoli. These plants have a long growing season and would never produce fruit if started outdoors here in the north. They need the extra time to grow that starting indoors provides. Other seeds like […]
I hadn’t set out to make corned beef. It all started with that beef tongue in my freezer. We generally buy a quarter of grass-fed beef at a time from a local farmer. We got the tongue with our quarter this year, and I’m committed to using all of what we get, including the offal.
Soil blocks are, well, blocks of soil. Small, compressed blocks of soil in which seeds are started to be more precise. With soil blocks, no pots are used. A tool, appropriately called a Soil Block Maker, is used to make the soil block.
Seed tape is a great product for planting that has seeds embedded right into it. It’s perfect for planting tiny seeds like carrot that are difficult to space in the garden. The “tape” is made of bio-degradable paper which is planted directly into your garden. I love using seed tape, although it tends to be […]
It’s my favorite time of the year – gardening season!!! Well, almost. The soil temperature has been too cold to even plant peas but my basement is full of beautiful little seedlings just doing what they were designed to do – grow! I thought it would be fun to put my top 10 gardening posts […]