Homemade Eggshell Powder

We own a small flock of backyard chickens for laying eggs. And boy, are we ever getting an abundance of eggs during this early spring season! As we learn the in and outs of raising chickens, we also strive to utilize every aspect of them as possible. From Letting Chickens Till Our Garden, to saving... 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 →

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 →

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 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? Before you know it they'll be tall, leafy, and ready for transplanting. You just move them to the garden, right? Well, it's not quite that... Continue Reading →

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