Making a Plan Now for Your Garden Harvest

This weekend, our frost date is finally here, and my pole green beans are more than ready to move out of their egg carton pots and into a real garden. While I planted a small garden last year, all of the veggies mysteriously died before they began to produce (I think they became waterlogged because […]

Lessons Learned from a Scorched Garden

A couple of weeks ago we headed out of town for 4 days. We didn’t have anyone to water the garden for us (one of the downsides of living in the boonies!), so we figured it would be fairly wilted by the time we got home, especially considering the fact that it wasn’t exactly thriving […]

Fun & Funky Garden Markers {DIY and For Sale}

The stamped vintage spoons that my husband got me for my outdoor tabletop garden and for my indoor herb garden make me smile pretty much every day. I think they’re a good example of finding joy in the simple things because they’re really not fancy, but they add a vintage touch to my gardens and […]

Growing Your Own Food: Planting, Trellising, Watering

I purchased the rest of my plants last weekend, and I was excited to get them into the ground. Unfortunately, I realized — too late — that I probably jumped the gun and planted them too soon. I read “one week after last frost” and didn’t even think to check the official frost dates for our […]

Growing Your Own Food: Marigolds and Strawberries

Last weekend we picked up two marigolds and eight everbearing strawberry plants and planted them in the front row of the table top garden. Getting them planted reminded me that I really, really like playing in the dirt! Gardening and hanging clothes on the line leave me with the same peaceful, content feeling, especially when […]

Vegetable Gardens for Every Space

As I focus on making this the year that I finally grow a vegetable garden, I’m soaking up all the inspiration I can from other people. No matter what size yard you have, chances are you can grow a garden in that space with a little creativity. Below are 9 unique garden spaces, from large […]

Growing Your Own Food: Planning the Layout

As I was spring cleaning my craft supplies last week, one thing became very obvious: I have a tendency to overbuy for any new project. I get excited and jump in with both feet, buying everything I could possibly need…in bulk. This weekend, I was planning to buy my seedlings, but I realized that I […]

Growing Your Own Food: Planning a Tabletop Garden

This is the year. I am determined to grow at least a small portion of our produce this summer. I’ve tried and failed several years in a row for one reason or another, but this is the year. I can feel it. To make it happen, I’ve recruited Mike Lieberman from Urban Organic Gardener to […]

Gardening for Beginners and Fall Planning

The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography: Last week, Jessica shared five sources to find produce when you don’t grow your own, so I thought I’d follow up with a few things you can do know if you do grow your own or are planning to in the […]