This simple technique helps save my sanity when it comes to kids and tiny seeds. Planting seeds with preschoolers usually goes something like this…
Articles about Food
As you might expect, you can read our posts about fruits and vegetables here. We'll also write about raising your own eggs and meat. And we'll highlight some of our favorite ways to prepare and preserve the garden's bounty.
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. Why a Raised Bed? To be honest, we wanted a raised bed for one main reason…
Today, so many people want to grow and eat food that’s healthy and safe. We plant. We tend. We try to use organic methods and get our kids involved. Yet we find ourselves overwhelmed by challenges and the garden we have in mind seems impossible to grow in real life. When I asked how your garden did… Continue reading »
“I wonder how we actually thought that we would try to be farmers,” she laughed, thinking back to when it all started. Today, my friend Kallie Vaughn and her husband Matt are resurrecting an old farm on 25 acres in the rolling hills of the North Carolina Piedmont. Matt teaches high school, and Kallie homeschools… Continue reading »
What is the best compost method? In this infographic, discover the methods successful composters are using in their homes and gardens. If you want to compost, there’s a way to do it no matter where you live! On-site or off, inside or out, simple or complex, this flowchart can help you navigate the possibilities. Below the… Continue reading »
Fall is here and so are the leaves. Fall leaves in the yard can be a nuisance—something you have to clean off your yard so the grass doesn’t die. Bag ’em up and drag ’em to the curb. What a pain! At least, I used to think that way.
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!
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 »
Add a little pizzazz to your garden with homemade plant markers you and your kids can create in just a few hours. I love art in the garden. For me, art in our garden is almost as important as the plants. I have a particular obsession for plant markers.
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 »
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…