Monthly Book Giveaway - February 2023


Protecting my garden and growing vertically with hoophouses and trellises.  As you may know, last year the critters ate all of my garden.  This year, I tried hoophouses to protect my plants and they worked great at keeping the critters out and my pl
Frost has arrived and there are a lot of green tomatoes… but you don’t have time to can them. [FC032FB9-E01C-495D-B483-05F03EB586E8.png] I have all of these green tomatoes but I also have a long list of things to do and I don’t want to spend the day
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
 Starting a vegetable garden is a great way to be more self-sufficient and grow your own organic food, and it doesn’t need to break the bank! Keep reading to find some practical tips to start your vegetable garden on a budget. [Image] This post conta
A few Simple Seed Starting Tips and Tricks will have you on your way to growing a successful garden.  Learning to Grow a Garden Love the idea of gardening but feel overwhelmed at the thought of starting? Questions like, how do I learn to garden or wh
You won’t know until you try. Put the seeds in the ground and do a garden experiment. [Winter_garden_experiment 2.PNG] My  Garden Journal  I’ve created this section of my blog primarily for my records, so that I know when I planted what. October 3
Our Hoophouse has been a great garden space. Now, that it is staying, it is time to take care of the walkways. [Hoophouse_woodchip_walkways.PNG] The Hoophouse Journey Recap This past spring, we bought a Hoophouse, through Amazon, as an experiment.
Yesterday, they predicted wind gusts of 80km/hour  We, retirees, have tried our best to secure the frame and plastic, to keep it together during high winds.  The wind, yesterday, had it rocking, while the smaller green one,  as usual, barely even wo
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
“Grow what you eat.” That’s the best gardening tip there is! Grow what you eat or what you are going to eat. [What-to-grow-in-a-garden.PNG] Make a List What do you and your family like to eat? List your top 5-10 favourite meals. Make a Second Li
From comfy cozy to the realities of life... I start a lot of plants indoors in the spring and, as we enter the month of May, they are ready to get their roots planted into the earth and flourish under the rays of the sun.  My seedlings’ home has bee