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Learn About Dandelions

Some see dandelions as despised weeds, wanting to annihilate them from their yards and flower beds.  At my house, we welcome them. We allow them … [Read more...]

How to Grow Potatoes in a Trash Can

When I was younger, I heard stories of my husband's great-grandpa growing potatoes in a metal trash can. I had never heard of this. I asked lots of … [Read more...]

Growing Asparagus

How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Asparagus Ahh…Asparagus. I would have to say this is my favorite vegetable. This is one of the many perennial … [Read more...]

Growing Rhubarb

How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Rhubarb My mom and dad had a patch of rhubarb on their small homestead. As a kid, I could never resist picking a … [Read more...]

Vermicomposting (Worm Composting) Basics

Want a fun project for your kids? Try worm composting! Vermicomposting is my favorite method of composting, because it is fun for my kids to do. … [Read more...]


Turn your kitchen scraps and yard waste in to dark, rich compost to use for your garden. The strongest, largest garden plants we have ever … [Read more...]

12 Must-Have Basic Garden Tools

Basic Garden Tools: To begin gardening, you need very few tools to start. A trowel and some dirt might do, for now, but as you become a more avid … [Read more...]

Cleaning and Care of Garden Tools

How to Properly Clean and Care for Your Garden Tools I love gardening, but just like all of my other hobbies and chores, there is clean-up involved. … [Read more...]

Garden Records: Keeping a Garden Journal

 Seven Garden Records You Should Keep Each Year Gardening season is coming up! This is the time of year when I get really excited about the new … [Read more...]

Hardening Off Seedlings

Is it time to harden off your seedlings? Hardening off seedlings is a time to transition seedlings, you have started indoors, before planting them in … [Read more...]