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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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