Monthly Book Giveaway - February 2023

Gardening

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Preparing the garden for spring starts in the fall. [Prepping_garden_for_winter.jpg] It’s that time of year again where we prepare for winter and, because I’m a gardener now, that includes taking care of my gardens.  I use to just leave them and let
Prepping for the spring garden begins in the fall.  [Prepping_the_garden_for_spring.PNG] Your garden soil has served you well all season and now it needs time for it to rest and to rejuvenate and we can help it with both.  First, let’s not disturb i
Pollinators are vital to a healthy, productive garden  [Attracting_pollinators_homestead.PNG] This summer, I was more aware of and attentive to the pollinators in my garden.  Flower pollinators that I saw:  • Bees • Wasps  • Flies • Butterflies • Mo
Gardeners don’t like tomato hornworms on their tomatoes! [Tomato_hornworms_garden_pest.PNG] If you have ever had one of these caterpillars in your garden, you will know how destructive they can be. They are the hungriest of hungry caterpillars and ar
Fall garden peas - a success  [Fall_garden_peas.PNG] If I harvest nothing else from my first attempt at a fall garden, (zone 5), this year is a success, because, today, I harvested and ate my first pod of peas off my plants!  Fall Garden Planting B
Trust the journey …. “Sometimes the tongue says “yes” while the brain is saying “why”. ” [Wood_supply.PNG] I have no idea what glorious possibilities are going to come out of this load of wood … but something told me to say “yes”. I had ordered s
Yes, you can grow your own food - you can grow a little bit, a lot o’ bit, or all of it.  It’s your home, your homestead; let growing food work with your lifestyle and your dreams. [How_to_grow_your_own_food.PNG] The Easy Answer to “how to start grow
Vertical gardening is my new favourite way to garden!  This year, I installed some trellises made with cattle panels and I loved them.  Vertical Gardening Benefits From my one-season experience with vertical gardening, I realized that this was the
I just have to share this. What a wonderful surprise as I unboxed my order from GreenStalk I am loving this company! Definitely getting that personal touch and feeling cared about AND I think this extra touch represents the care they put into the
It might be winter but the woodchips aren’t frozen to the ground or covered with snow and ice, so … Today, I lucked out and had some sunshine when I took the cardboard box from my GreenStalk delivery and used it to create another part of my woodchi
It might be winter but the woodchips aren’t frozen to the ground or covered with snow and ice, so … Today, I lucked out and had some sunshine when I took the cardboard box from my GreenStalk delivery and used it to create another part of my woodchi
What seeds should you order? 🤷🏻‍♀️ Only you know what the answer to that, even if you don’t think you do! My Seed Ordering Strategies 1. Grow what you like to eat.  2. Add an experiment.  Grow what you eat … or what you “will eat”. I don’t especial