Learn how to calculate the number of days you have in your growing season and select the best varieties of edibles to make the most of your growing season.
Do you ever go to the hardware store and stop to drool over all the beautiful, shiny gardening tools? It is so easy to get sucked into the newest tool that will change gardening as you know it, that new tool that will do it all, to fill your garden shed with tools that you […]
Our 42 foot long hoop house/greenhouse/ poly tunnel was accidentally built on a winter spring. We get our share of water inside during the rainy months here in Oregon (can you read like 9 months of the year!) After three years of slipping and sliding around while harvesting our winter greens we decided to mulch […]
How to Use a Monthly Gardening Calendar When using a monthly garden calendar there is built in flexibility dealing with what nature has in store for the year. Tying a task to a single date, as any gardener knows, is impossible… what if the ground is still too cold? What if it is still too […]
It’s a lovely late summer afternoon and you are strolling through your garden. While poking through the squash leaves looking for a fresh zucchini, you notice a couple little white spots on a few leaves. A couple days later, you return and notice even more leaves look like someone has sprinkled powdered sugar around. What […]
Calendula is the first flower that I ever grew as a city girl. It got me hooked and now we are full-time herb gardeners and homesteaders. This lovely flower is super simple to grow, very hardy and has SO many medicinal benefits. Today we take you through the harvesting process, seed saving and also 6+ […]