Winning the battle…

Every year there is something that grows insanly well and something that seems to just not want to do anything. This year my tomato's are doing phenomenal but my butternut squash have all but died. I'm not sure what the issue is but today I spent replanting the plants that didn't make it. When trouble... Continue Reading →

Crabgrass, fertilizer and Satan…

You might be wondering where I could possibly be going with this! Well I was in the garden today, carrying my bottle of fish emulsion (plant fertilizer for you garden newbies). I was preparing to feed the garden but 1st I saw there was a ton of baby crabgrass, especially around my pepper plants. In... Continue Reading →

Hope blooms…

Well I think it's safe to say the last few weeks have been anything but ordinary! I had so much hope for my gardening blogs and really diving in to teaching garden techniques as well as sharing recipes and fun stories. But like all of you, I am now home schooling my daughter and my... Continue Reading →

Where to Sprout Seeds…

Maybe you have a green house maybe you don't. If you're like most of us you probably don't have a formal spot for starting seeds when there's still snow on the ground. Each year my home turns into a green house. Picture frames are moved from shelves and replaced with seed trays. Tables are set... Continue Reading →

Planting seeds…

Yesterday I wrote about chosing seeds and picking out how you would like to grow them. Today I want to write about how to plant them, as well as how to use a soil blocker. Before you open your soil and dive in get yourself a work station set up. To make the process easiest... Continue Reading →

Time to Start Seeds!…

Spring is on its way and that means for those of us that live in zone 5 (most of New York) it's time to start planting seeds! Let's start by learning the basics about a seed packet: Today I'll be planting pansy seeds as well as tomatoes(and many others). Pansy's like cooler weather and do... Continue Reading →

Saying Goodbye…

My family has had a lot of loss over the past few years. We've had to say good bye to so many family members as well as friends and even pets we loved dearly. I haven't been blogging to much lately because my father in law has been in a year long battle with stage... Continue Reading →

A Fresh Start…

After a long year has come to an end, I find myself eagerly waiting for my first seed catalog to arrive in the mail. It should come this week or next but meanwhile I am busy taking inventory of my seed stash and get an idea of what to do in the garden. Some people... Continue Reading →

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