Gardening is a wondrous thing. You just go to the gardening center and buy whatever looks good. You put seeds in the ground and plant some plants. Voila! You have growing things and eventually some produce to eat. Gardening just seems that easy, doesn’t it? Reality check! You spent all that money on seeds and […]
So, you’re ready to start your organic veggie garden THIS YEAR? I am so, so excited for you! Planning a successful garden takes time, careful thought, and lots of patience… But the garden planning process can also be a TON of fun. I’ve planned lots of gardens – well over 100 – and I’ve written […]
Starting seeds indoors can seem intimidating: There are a lot of materials to gather, and the process seems a little complicated. But have no fear, this step-by-step guide includes useful tips and details and will help demystify seed starting.
What is the best way to turn an area of lawn into a productive garden? The answer depends on your circumstances and the resources you have available, including time and patience. In this article, I review four methods for transforming your lawn into garden, including the advantages and disadvantages.
Spring has arrived and if you’re like many homesteaders you’ve already been planning your garden. One way that we reduce the cost of our garden is by growing our own seedlings. The first year we grew grew our own seedlings we made a lot of mistakes. This post includes everything I wish I had known […]
If you are anything like me, you have been looking at “seed porn” for at least a month now. You know, all those wonderfully shiny catalogs, full of huge, delicious looking, homegrown veggies you can grow “if you just get these seeds”. I love their arrival in early to mid January, because that means Spring […]