How and Why to Prune Tomato Plants

Tomato plants are one of the most popular veggies to grow because they require very little. Plant them in the ground or even in pots on the patio! Give them some warmth, sunshine, water, something to climb, a little fertilizer, and you'll be picking tomatoes in no time. We caged our tomato plants into their... Continue Reading →

My Gardening Schedule

Last summer I was very pregnant and weeding the garden almost overwhelmed me. I was somehow able to stay on top of it, but goodness…it was a lot of work! This year we are experimenting with different forms of mulch for weed control. We have both hay and grass clippings spread all around the plants.... 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 →

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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