Why Seed Saving is So Beneficial

I've saved seeds from my garden in the past, but this year I'd like to really focus on this process even more. I hope, on day, to pass on seeds that I've carefully selected to future generations in my family. How neat would that be? I enjoy Starting Seeds Indoors during the later winter months... Continue Reading →

All About Tomato Suckers

Tomato season is just around the corner, ya'll! Soon we'll be carrying in baskets filled to the brim with bright red Romas, huge Beefsteaks, deeply colored Brandywines, and delicious Cherries. There's nothing like a homegrown tomato. We've discussed a lot about tomatoes: How to Plant Tomato Starts, How to Can Tomato Sauce, How to Save... Continue Reading →

How to Grow Pumpkins

Pumpkins can be made into sweet or savory dishes, used as cozy outdoor decorations during autumn, or sold for profit. Growing pumpkins really is very easy. They require very little maintenance, spread like crazy, and typically produce more pumpkins than you can imagine! We've discussed a lot of gardening topics around here. Check these out:... Continue Reading →

How to Properly Water the Garden

The line between under-watering, over-watering, and supplying just enough water to the garden is a very fine one. It can be difficult to know if you're doing it right before the effects become detrimental to your plants. Keeping a garden is one of my favorite summer pastimes, but it's more than just a hobby for... Continue Reading →

Managing the Garden with a Schedule

During my first year of gardening, I found myself very overwhelmed by all the weeding that needed to be done. June and July came, the weeds grew faster than I could keep up with...oh, I was also pregnant and experiencing a lot of hip and back pain. I soon realized that I needed a better... Continue Reading →

My Herb Garden

Spring is in the air here on the Hilltop! I can feel it in my lungs. The sun shines more frequently, flowers emerge from their winter hiding places, calves fill the pastures, and a newness spreads all around us. Oh, how refreshing springtime is for the soul! One of my goals for this year is... Continue Reading →

10 Garden-Themed Bible Verses

Every year spring comes gently in on the breeze to warm both the winter-chilled earth and hearts. Mine included. With every spring my mind seems to take a sudden shift towards the garden. I image planting vegetable seeds, prepping beds for flowers, creating a new herb garden, and much more. This time of year fills... Continue Reading →

How to Plant Tomato Starts

Tomatoes are one of my favorite crops to grow in the summer garden. If cared for properly, one plant will supply you with an abundance of fruit! I so enjoy watching the first tiny fruits appear, grow green, and slowly transition to their ripe colors. I've written quite a bit of information about growing tomatoes.... Continue Reading →

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