Right now is the perfect time to start planning your garden. While we anxiously wait for the growing season to begin, we can all sit down with a garden catalog (or two) and pick out what we’d like to grow. I find the process of mapping out everything really exciting. You can begin to envision […]
The quickest way to find new and interesting plants to grow, or to get inspiration for the year ahead, is by looking through seed catalogs. Whether mail-order or online, here’s a list of the best seed catalogs that you can flip through while waiting for the growing season to begin. You wouldn’t know by looking […]
Right this minute, especially if you live in the Northeast, most of our gardens are in hibernation mode. We might have some houseplants blooming, maybe an amaryllis or some paperwhites. As far as the outdoor gardens go, there still might be some snow to deal with and some February storms to come. In the meantime, […]
Early December marks the beginning of one of the most joyous times of the year, in my book: Seed Catalog Season! Is there anything better than settling in by a briskly snapping wood fire, with a morning cup of coffee, and catalog full of tantalizing descriptions of yet-untried heirloom varieties for next year’s garden? Here’s […]
It’s tea time in the garden! Welcome to a new garden series that will feature a virtual letter exchange between myself and my green thumb, shovel wielding friend Jen each month. Come sip some hot tea, sit back and chitchat with us! In each letter, we will be discussing a different garden related topic from […]
Choosing what to grow in your homestead garden can be tricky, but this example list of seeds to start with can help you out!