When you Need to Order Seeds, But Don’t Know the Best Company

When you Need to Order Seeds, But Don’t Know the Best Company

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How to Have an Awesome Garden in 5 Easy Steps

How to Have an Awesome Garden in 5 Easy Steps

    January is the perfect time to plan an awesome garden. Everything else has been done. We have taken the last few weeks to put away Christmas decorations and get our house back in order. The cold weather has us in the kitchen making…

Drip Irrigation

Drip Irrigation

  With a drip irrigation system, you can spend all that time you used to take watering your garden on some other project. Or, if you can get away with it, just grab a lawn chair, a glass of lemonade and a good book and…

Seeds Packets

Seeds Packets

      Seed Packets are a fun way to store your seeds, whether you purchase them in bulk or save them from your heirloom plants. A handful added to a gift basket for your favorite gardener just adds icing to the cake! While I…

Nutrition in the Garden – Choose Wisely!

Nutrition in the Garden – Choose Wisely!

When it comes to Nutrition in your Garden, choose your plants wisely. Is the high cost of food a concern? Is ready availability a thought? Do you consider nutrition when you plant your garden? How do you choose? Recently, I have read numerous posts on…

Preparing for a Fall Garden

Preparing for a Fall Garden

    I don’t know about you, but I have had the worst garden year ever! Here in NW Louisiana, we have had rain since late March. When it was time to plant the garden, it was pouring down rain. If the sun came out…

Victory! (Gardens, that is…)

Victory! (Gardens, that is…)

  Victory Gardens were first developed in 1917 during World War I to help alleviate the food shortages caused by many of the world’s agricultural workers being called to war. Victory Gardens were again called into action during World War II, not only to allow…

Free Food (or almost free…)

Free Food (or almost free…)

  With the high cost of living, any time we can find something for free, we get excited – even better if it is free food. But as my Daddy always said, “nothing in life is truly free.” Okay, he was just repeating someone else,…

What’s on the Menu

What’s on the Menu

  Planning my seed starting menu is always one of my favorite things to do.  Regardless of the weather… Our crazy weather has its benefits. One day, we wake to white pastures and freezing temperatures. Within a day or two, it’s in the mid to…

Victory in Vegetables

Victory in Vegetables

    There really is Victory in Vegetables! Did you know that they can put tires on vehicles and provide fuel? Yep. They can, and they did. During the First World War, people all over were encouraged to grow their own vegetables in order to…

Cold Frames & Hotbeds

Cold Frames & Hotbeds

      One of my goals for gardening is to have cold frames and hotbeds. There are times we see a need (or probably more truthfully, a want) on the farm, but the checkbook just doesn’t agree with us. We can argue the viability,…

The Garden as Life

The Garden as Life

  When thinking of the garden as life, this quote comes about as close as possible:   “Ellis,” he said. “You’re watchin’ a miracle right under your nose.” He gave a few of the seeds to Ellis and let him drop them into the hole…