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 »
When Matt Powers sees problems like climate change, hunger, and poverty, he also sees hope. Matt and his family have faced some life-changing challenges. Despite the problems of the world, he knows how much promise lies in seeds, soil, and curious human minds.
Or How to Sneak a Peek of Seeds Starting to Grow! If you’ve ever wondered, “Are these old seeds still any good to plant?” this tutorial will help you find out. It’s also a fun way to see what happens when seeds sprout, a process that is usually hidden from view under the soil.
Are you making one of these mistakes in your growing area? Spring is coming, and we’re all ready to get into the garden. But before you go, review these common gardening mistakes and learn how you can avoid them.
“Plant as soon as the soil can be worked.” Reading instructions on a seed packet, these words make me smile in late winter and early spring. When we get sunny weekends, I can hardly wait to get out into the garden. If you’ve still got frosts ahead, but you have the same itch to plant something… Continue reading »