I’ve known Amylee from ProductiveMama.com and her love of delicious, nutritious and convenient food for a long time. In this guest post, Amylee shares six ideas for taking your garden bounty from field to freezer to plate in a seamless process that saves you time and money—freezer meals! This is just the tip of the… Continue reading »
Seasons change, but the garden is still full of life. I love fall. Crisp morning air, apples and pumpkins, and kids in sweaters crunching through fallen leaves. But it’s a bittersweet time. The boisterous growth of the garden slows, the days grow shorter, and I sigh as I think of summer pleasures passed. Back on the bright side,… Continue reading »
The smashed remains of a nectarine, spent coffee grounds, a handful of egg shells, three banana peels…I can’t bring myself to throw this stuff in the trash. Is that weird? I mean, these are raw materials.
Garden-fresh food on every plate! Here’s the goal: Every family has access to space for a garden in their yard, balcony, or neighborhood and can grow and eat fresh, healthy food. Wouldn’t that be AWESOME?
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 »