Category Archives: Gardening

How to Maintain Your Raised Bed Garden

How to Maintain Your Raised Bed Garden

I love talking with you about some ideas on how to build a raised bed garden. This week will be about how to maintain your raised bed garden. Raised bed gardens are very simple to maintain and I will be sharing my process! Read More >>

How to Build a Raised Bed Garden the Right Way

How to Build a Raised Bed Garden the Right Way

Last week, I introduced you to the benefits of raised bed gardening. This week, I want to focus on how to build a raised bed garden the right way, which covers the wood, frame, and soil.  As you know, I’ve been growing my garden for 3 years now, and it’s been a peaceful journey planting… Read More >>

The Benefits of Raised Bed Gardening

The Benefits of Raised Bed Gardening

Raised bed gardening is a way of growing plants inside beds that are raised up above the normal level of the soil in the garden. They’re typically housed inside a wooden frame, generally rectangular. The soil may be mixed in with tilled soil underneath, or it can simply be new soil placed on top of… Read More >>

Design Your Garden

Design Your Garden

Two years ago, I did a vertical only garden in pots since we didn’t really have much of a backyard. Last year, I created raised garden beds and used the square foot gardening method. I learned a lot last year and am ready to expand my garden this year! You can use this simple method to design your garden… Read More >>

How to Start an Easy Vegetable Garden

How to Start an Easy Vegetable Garden

I’ve been recently asked about how to start an easy vegetable garden. The first few steps are fairly simple as you draw up an approximate plan of where you’d like everything to go, keeping as close to scale as possible. Read More >>

10 Garden Vegetables You Need to Know About

10 Garden Vegetables You Need to Know About

It’s sometimes recommended that you don’t try to grow vegetables that are readily available at your local supermarket. If a particular vegetable is inexpensive, you might want to skip growing it and just purchase it. But, here are 10 garden vegetables you need to know about when starting your own garden, which can also save… Read More >>

Top 7 Reasons to Garden

Top 7 Reasons to Garden

Have you ever considered gardening?  You should. It’s a very peaceful and therapeutic hobby. I never thought that getting my clothes dirty, hands torn up, and fingernails beyond repair would equate to happiness. Here are my top 7 reasons to garden! Read More >>

Harvesting Rainwater

Harvesting Rainwater

You don’t have to be dealing with a drought to enjoy the sustainability benefits of harvesting rainwater. If you are in a drought, then you know that the hassle of alternating watering days can wreak havoc on your garden and landscaping. It’s now a great time to take advantage when it rains and start harvesting… Read More >>

Build a greenhouse

Build a greenhouse

One of last year’s Spring projects was to build a greenhouse out of old recycled windows that were left in the barn when we bought our new house.  We laid the windows out on the ground to see how many we could use.  This allowed me to start framing the greenhouse to the desired size… Read More >>

Plant a Garden

Plant a Garden

Since I’ve planned and designed my garden two years ago, I also had to go through the “planting” stage. Building (or reusing) garden beds, adding and fixing last year’s irrigation, and getting the planting done. Here’s where all the magic happens and I’m excited to share my experience with you. Here are a few photos… Read More >>

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