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How To Plant A Fall Garden

October 3, 2013 – 9:09 pm
How To Plant A Fall Garden

Learn when to plant a fall garden, and which crops do best during the cooler months of the year.

What I’ve Learned About Growing Cowpeas

September 18, 2013 – 9:14 pm

If you’ve never tried growing cowpeas, I’d definitely recommend that you give it a try! Here’s how my first experience growing them went, what I learned along the way, and why I’ve grown to love them in the garden!

How To Prevent Raspberry Worms & The Spotted Wing Drosophila

September 11, 2013 – 8:02 pm

Finding tiny worms in your freshly picked raspberries is a real bummer. If you’re having a problem with the larvae of fruit flies in your berries, you’re not alone. Here are a few recommended methods for preventing a recurring infestation next year.

Lessons Learned From Growing Peppers

September 5, 2013 – 9:53 am

This year I grew Cayenne, Albino Bullnose, Friariello Di Napoli, and California Wonder Bell Peppers. Here’s what I learned…

How To Tell When Figs Are Ripe

August 26, 2013 – 6:29 pm

The figs are coming into season here, and we’ve been gorging ourselves on all the fresh figs we can eat. Here are a few tips for knowing when to harvest figs, and what I plan on doing with mine!

How To Grow Mustard For Seed

August 16, 2013 – 8:01 pm

I wanted to grow mustard so that I could harvest the seeds to make pickles and condiments with. Here’s what I did wrong, and what I learned I should have done instead!

What You Need To Know Before You Start Your First Vegetable Garden

August 12, 2013 – 8:00 pm

Starting your first garden from scratch can seem like a daunting task. There’s a lot to think about before you put that first plant in the ground. In this article I share everything I think you need to know to get off to the best start!

How To Get Worms Out Of Blackberries

August 6, 2013 – 8:24 pm

Did you know that sometimes blackberries will get tiny little worms in them? Here’s an easy way to help get them out before you make that blackberry jam!

Sometimes It’s Best To Harvest Tomatoes BEFORE They’re Ripe

August 1, 2013 – 3:17 pm

Fully vine-ripened tomatoes are no doubt delicious. But there are several good reasons why you might actually want to harvest your tomatoes before they reach the peak of ripeness.

How Much Should I Plant To Feed My Family For A Year?

July 27, 2013 – 1:01 am

Wondering how much you need to plant in your garden to feed your family for an entire year? Here’s a great list of plants-per-person to help get your garden planning underway…

If You’re Gonna Do Any Pickling, You’ll Wanna Grow Dill!

July 16, 2013 – 11:49 am

Many pickling recipes call for a head of fresh dill, but this can be very hard to find sometimes! Why not grow your own dill plants? They’re super easy to grow, and are just what you’ll need to get your pickling done right.

June 2013 Garden Update

June 19, 2013 – 10:03 am

Here’s an update on how my 2013 garden is going so far. Definitely not as abundant as I would have liked, but we’re getting a little in…

The Excitement of New Fruit

May 26, 2013 – 8:02 am

Fruit trees and berry bushes are such an important addition to your property. If you don’t have any planted yet, let this be the year you add some edibles to your landscape!

2nd Year Artichokes

May 14, 2013 – 7:49 am

In Spring of 2011 I started my artichoke patch from seed. Here’s how they’re looking 2 years later…

DIY Garden Plant Markers

April 25, 2013 – 2:46 am
DIY painted tile garden markers

I really wanted some cute markers to show what was growing where in my garden. The old tiles I found in our workshop were just what I needed for this do-it-yourself craft project!

How To Grow Eucalyptus Plants

April 20, 2013 – 8:12 pm

Here’s a beautiful medicinal plant to add to your landscape!