An Update on the Garden

It's almost July and our garden is thriving! I shared Our Garden Plans with you many months ago, so I thought it might be time to update you on how it's going so far. Indoor Starts I started a few vegetable and flower varieties indoors under a grow light. Getting seedlings going indoors has so... Continue Reading →

How to Cage Tomato Plants

The time has come to cage in the tomato starts! My seedlings are thriving out in this Missouri heat and seem to be growing faster than I anticipated. I started them indoors just a few months ago when snow still covered the ground and now a few have blossomed! My, how time flies. Last summer's... Continue Reading →

DIY Sign For The Garden

I so enjoy this time of year. The flowers by my porch are blooming, hummingbirds are frequenting my feeder, yellow finches are singing their pretty songs, fireflies are filling the night, and the garden is showing signs of life. It truly is the ordinary and Little Things in Life that bring such joy. The Quiet... Continue Reading →

How to Make Hummingbird Food

Our hummingbirds have returned, and the sight of them makes my heart so happy. I have the hummingbird feeder set up outside the kitchen window so I can catch a glimpse of them while I cook or do the dishes. Hummingbirds have always seemed like busy and elegant little creatures. I find a lot of... Continue Reading →

How to Can With a Water Bath Canner

Processing food with a water bath canner is one of the best ways to learn how to can because it isn't overly complicated and less intimidating than using a pressure canner. Keep in mind: There are certain foods that you can safely preserve using the water bath method, but there are others that I do... Continue Reading →

How to Harden Off Seedlings

Starting seeds indoors is a great way to get an early jump on gardening and save money, but what should you do once those plants are ready to go outside? You just move them to the garden, right? Well, it's not quite that simple. Instead, you should put your seedlings through a process called 'hardening... Continue Reading →

A Guide to Caring for Indoor Seedlings

I planted my indoor seed starts about three weeks ago and almost everything has sprouted! We have baby peppers, tomatoes, rosemary, and a few flower varieties poking out of the soil. I am eager for spring's arrival! You can learn the basics to starting seeds indoors over here, but now it's time to talk about... Continue Reading →

The Basics to Starting Seeds Indoors

Believe it or not, gardening time is right around the corner! That's such an exciting thought to ponder after the past few weeks of bitter weather. It always feels too early start seeds. There's still snow on the ground, temperatures are brisk, and then it's time to plant seeds...doesn't seem quite right, but it is... Continue Reading →

Our Garden Plans

She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. Proverbs 31:16 We are planning our garden here on the hilltop, and its forethought brings me a lot of joy during bleak winter days. Drawing blueprints, ordering seeds, planting starts indoors, gathering canning supplies...all reminders that spring is soon upon us.... Continue Reading →

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