Knowing When to Plant a Garden

Spring will be here very soon! As I am writing this, the sun is shining and the next two days will be near 70 degrees F! Times such as these are a breath of fresh air in the midst of many, many gloomy and cold winter days. As spring approaches, it is time to begin... Continue Reading →

Using a Grow Light | Seedlings

Most homes do not have or receive adequate light for growing seedlings indoors. Even the most sunny windowsill is usually not enough to produce strong and healthy starts. Lighting is a vital part in The Basics to Starting Seeds Indoors, so we must then look to artificial lighting for options. I briefly discuss grow lights... Continue Reading →

Our Garden Plans | 2022

The thought of my spring garden is filling these bleak winter days with hope. Winter will be soon be over and little sprouts will shoot up once again! I spent some time in January planning for our '22 garden and now a few steps can begin to happen such as starting seedlings indoors. Read more... Continue Reading →

How to Can Tomato Sauce

My tomato harvest came to a close in early October. I stored just about every Roma tomato that was pulled from the garden in the freezer until I was ready to process them all (find all the info about What to do with Roma Tomatoes here). That time finally came a few weeks ago as... Continue Reading →

The Basics to Harvesting Pumpkins

Pumpkins are one of my favorite things to grow in the garden simply because of how rewarding they are. Plant a small seed in the ground, watch the large leaves form and the vines spread wide, and pumpkins emerge from here, there, and everywhere! Not only are they enjoyable to observe as they grow, but... Continue Reading →

What to do With Roma Tomatoes

My Roma tomato plants have been highly productive this summer. I've brought in 20-25 every day for the past two months. That means I have a lot of work ahead of me to get them processed and stored away for winter. Thankfully, I've been able to stay on top of the garden work thanks to... Continue Reading →

A Stroll Through the Garden

“She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.”Proverbs 31:16 Evening is my most favorite time to spend out in the garden. The summer heat normally subsides to a more bearable degree, soft light fills the sky, and the nighttime frog songs begin to play. It is... Continue Reading →

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