I’ll be totally honest with you. My garden is lousy this year. I may be an Alaskan Master Gardener, but with no time to do anything in the garden, there just isn’t much happening with it this year. A good garden can so often be something that is completely out of your hands, so I’ve […]
Whether you just bought a new homestead (like us!) or are expanding an existing garden, at some point you’ll have to start a new garden from scratch. There it is – a big open lawn, or bare dirt spot, or area of your property you want to turn into a vegetable or herb garden. But […]
We write every month on the activities going on at HiBar Ranch here in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee to give our readers a sense of the seasonality of farm life. It is hard to believe it is the middle of August already. The thrill of fall is beginning to arrive. The pumpkins on […]
If you’re gardening, you should also be composting. Composting is a simple, easy and free way to add quality nutrients to your soil, and better soil means happier plants! But the thing I love most about composting, is that is takes what would normally be scraps that would end up in the trashcan and re-purposes them. […]
Preserving Vegetables to Last All Winter Long You’ve spent months planning, planting, growing, watering, fertilizing and now your garden is producing baskets of fresh vegetables you can start preserving. bet you agree there’s nothing like the flavor of homegrown vegetables along with the satisfaction you get every time you walk through your garden. But now […]
Have you ever planned your gardening schedule around mosquitoes? I sure have, and I finally decided to take action by learning more about them and how to avoid those itchy bites. Read all about mosquitoes and how you can reduce them in your yard, so you can lessen your chance of getting bit.