Spring Garden Clean Up: The Winter That Wouldn’t Quit


It’s April second and there’s snow on the ground. Temperatures are below normal. I’m usually well into garden clean up by the end of March and I would have some pansies in the ground. Snow is in the forecast for next weekend as well.  It’s snowed in April in the past, if I recall correctly, as late as April 10th. But I do not like it…not one little bit.

Some of you shared with me previously that you were starting new/revamping old gardens or renting a community plot for the season. Now that you have a season or two under your belt, I would love to hear how those worked out. What was successful and what do you need to rethink?

What chores should need to be done in the garden as the weather starts to turn? Continue reading “Spring Garden Clean Up: The Winter That Wouldn’t Quit”

Newbie Gardeners Ask, “What to Grow?”🤔

A statement I often here from people is, “I want to start growing my food, but I don’t know what to plant.” This is a common struggle. There are so many herbs, vegetables, and fruit choices. Here are some guidelines. Continue reading “Newbie Gardeners Ask, “What to Grow?”🤔”

This Year’s Garden to Table? Garden Plans Underway.

“Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left…Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.”  Matthew 24:40,42

I made my seed purchases today. I have some seeds left from last year as well. I plan on starting cool season crops earlier this year.

I also need to start figuring out how to make a sturdy fence around the garden to keep the deer out that can also be taken down at the end of the season for easy clean up and preparation access.

So what am I planning for this year? Continue reading “This Year’s Garden to Table? Garden Plans Underway.”

Grow Your Own Food? What Are Your Favorite Varieties to Grow?

The Christmas decorations are coming down. Things look depressing. The weather is cold and dreary. I don’t even want to go outside.

What’s that in my mailbox?  Garden catalogs. Continue reading “Grow Your Own Food? What Are Your Favorite Varieties to Grow?”

Composting in Small Spaces

What do you do with your kitchen scraps and yard waste? Do you throw them out or do you make good use of them?  Composting is a good way to get micronutrients back into your soil.

Composting is really a very simple process. We don’t need to make it more complicated than it really is. It is a process that occurs naturally.

But what if you don’t have much space for compost piles? No problem!  Continue reading “Composting in Small Spaces”

13 Terrific Reasons to Grow Your Own Food.

I thoroughly enjoy growing my own food in the garden. Each year I switch it up a bit. We’ve grown winter squash, summer squash, greens, herbs, melons, nightshades and more. If you’ve never considered growing your own food, or you’re sitting on the fence about it, here are some of the best reasons to grow food in the garden. Continue reading “13 Terrific Reasons to Grow Your Own Food.”