Everybody loves a clean, weed free garden, full of beautiful neat rows of vegetables, right? Me too. But cover crops are none of those things! Nature hates bare dirt and will do all it can to cover it – be it grow weeds or mulch it with the tree’s own leaves. Bare dirt dries out, […]
Leaf mold is a silent hero in the gardening world! We don’t hear much about it but, Leaf Mold could just be what your garden is missing! Read more to find out what leaf mold is, how you can make it yourself and ways to use it around your yard!
Ah! What a beautiful time of year autumn is! Suddenly all the trees have changed from a sea of green into a fiery rainbow before quickly dropping to the ground. But what is one to do with all the abundance of fallen leaves? Well, I’ve got the answer! Actually, several answers! Here are 10 things, […]
Chickens in the garden – not always a helpful statement. My girls have done a fair amount of damage when they’ve been able to get into a garden bed without permission. But I am here to tell you that your chickens can be your garden ally. So let’s talk about how chickens can help you […]
I’m always eager to get my hands on great new gardening books. No matter how long you have been gardening, there is always still so much to learn. This is one of the reasons why I love working in the garden. There is always room to continue growing and advancing at your craft. I’ve discovered […]
With four ash trees, two birch trees and five mature maple trees on our 1/2 acre property, well let’s just say we have a lot of leaves to deal with right now. Since self sufficiency and frugal budget management are very important to us, we make use of everything we have around the homestead. If […]