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.”

Growing Strawberries

Strawberries are one of the most chemically laden foods. Did you know that even the organic strawberries you buy are started/grown in chemically fumigated soil? They insist though that the strawberries don’t soak up the chemicals from the soil. Strawberries are difficult to grow commercially and be completely organic. What a great reason to grow them yourself. Strawberries are one of the first plants I grew when I started gardening. Continue reading “Growing Strawberries”

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?”

Grow Blueberries in Containers

Perhaps you missed the sweet potato update. I couldn’t wait any longer. I cooked up some of the sweet potatoes I was curing and they were really good. I call the experiment growing sweet potatoes in containers– a success. Enjoying more sauteed and smashed sweet potatoes tonight.

What about blueberries?

Blueberries are full of yummy nutrients. They are loaded with antioxidants, protect your heart health Continue reading “Grow Blueberries in Containers”

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”

Growing Organic Sweet Potatoes in Containers

I thought I would try something new this year. I have grown potatoes above the ground in the past, but I don’t cook many potatoes anymore because I try to stick with the more complex carbs. So I thought I would try sweet potatoes this year. I didn’t want to put them in the ground, so I thought why not grow them in containers? Continue reading “Growing Organic Sweet Potatoes in Containers”

Growing Food in Autumn

“By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground..” Genesis 3:19

Autumn is almost here. The garden is winding down, but I still have some vegetables growing. The sweet potatoes are Continue reading “Growing Food in Autumn”

12 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 Continue reading “12 Terrific Reasons to Grow Your Own Food.”