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 Can With a Water Bath Canner

Processing food with a water bath canner is one of the best ways to learn how to can because it isn't overly complicated and less intimidating than using a pressure canner. Keep in mind: There are certain foods that you can safely preserve using the water bath method, but there are others that I do... 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 →

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