Between kids and work and life in general, it can be hard to make time for gardening. Last night, bedtime went smoothly, and I had time to get back in the garden at dusk. My favorite time to work in the garden! I did a little weeding and mulching. And then, I picked TOMATOES! It… Continue reading »
Give your bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects a refreshing drink without inviting mosquitoes into your yard using this simple waterer. Summer’s here and it’s time for water play! Don’t you love that feeling of diving into the lake or wading in a cool creek or just sitting with your feet in the kiddie pool?
Start gardening this weekend with a simple raised bed your kids can help you create. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how we built a raised bed with three kids (under 5 years old!) in one weekend. 16 Why a Raised Bed? To be honest, we wanted a raised bed for one main… Continue reading »
June is bustin’ out all over! The garden is green, and summer officially starts this month. I’m looking forward to sharing my garden and food from it with family and friends. Here’s a checklist of garden tasks you can do in June.
The days are getting longer, the weather is warming up, summertime is coming, and I’ve got tomatoes on my mind! When can I plant my tomatoes? Where’s the best place to plant them? What variety of tomato is best and what’s the difference between determinate and indeterminate tomatoes? So many questions about the tomato potential!… Continue reading »
What do kids and beans have in common? They both love to climb! In today’s tutorial, we’ll show you how to make a bean tipi (or teepee!) for beans to climb. The kids? They’ll be hiding inside in another month or so. 🙂 This was a big project (and a big tipi!), so we spread… Continue reading »
Spring is here, flowers are blooming, and it’s time to plant veggies! If you are wondering when to do what in the garden, this checklist will help you plan your garden fun. It’s full of spring-time tasks and projects. You can also download a printable checklist. Customize this spreadsheet for your own yard and garden.
The card from my sister has hung on our fridge for nearly a decade. The poem had both Colby and I nodding. Yes! This is how we see our garden—as a way to make the world a bit better. Have you ever thought of your garden as a way to change the world? In many ways, putting on… Continue reading »
This simple technique helps save my sanity when it comes to kids and tiny seeds. Planting seeds with preschoolers usually goes something like this…
If you’re starting to grow vegetables or adding another growing area to you yard, you want to find the best location for your garden. Maybe you’ve looked at the possibilities and wondered…
What if you could grow food in just a couple of weeks in a small space any time of year? Microgreens are the way to do it! In this post, I’ll show you how to start growing your own microgreens. I like to think of this as the fastest, easiest version of container gardening! This… Continue reading »
They are the happy little ones that greet you early each spring. They make gardening easier and easier each year. And they can be delicious. I love perennials, especially edible perennials! In the videos below, I profile some of the best edible perennials you can add to your garden for lovely growth and delicious eating… Continue reading »