Building Raised Beds – Let’s Do This! We needed raised beds but we didn’t know how to build things. So we asked a friend to build one for us. We looked at his work and said, “we can do that!” We also knew that we couldn’t afford to pay someone else to build all of […]
Don’t let that extra basil from your garden go to waste. Making pesto and freezing it is a great way to preserve basil. This five minute recipe is quick, nutritious and will not disappoint! Not only is it dairy-free, it is also naturally gluten -free and vegan. If you did not grow your own basil […]
It’s Vegetable Garden Planting Time There is something magical that happens in the spring, things that I can count on every year. The birds sing louder, the sky seems bluer, the grass is greener and I love planting a garden. I have an old book that I devour every year, and I especially pull it […]
Let’s go deeper into the soil matter. In this next chapter you will see what you need to find out about the soil in your vegetable garden. Soil… What is soil anyway? Soil that is good for agriculture consists of more or less: 48% minerals, 25% water; 25% air and 2% organic material. These 2% […]
Did you know that plants require proper nutrition to thrive just like humans do? In this post I will walk you through the basics of plant nutrition. I will also give you some tips about how to spot nutrient deficiencies and why they matter.
Do you have chickens and a vegetable garden? Than you should definitely be saving those egg shells for use in the garden! This is the time of year that I start saving them for when I plant my tomatoes and peppers. In this article I will share exactly how I prepare them and use them.