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Views From My Garden

Views From My Garden

When people see my garden, they usually gawk at how expansive it is. Yes it’s big, and keeping a garden of that…

Growing and Cooking with Herbs

Growing and Cooking with Herbs

Growing Herbs, the Original Medicine When I think about herbs, my mind wanders off somewhere beautiful, fragrant, and tasty—like this Herb Salad….

Blueberries, Wild to Cultivated

Blueberries, Wild to Cultivated

Picking Blueberries; From Wild to Cultivated Blueberries hold a sweet spot in my heart. Blueberries are among the few cultivated fruits that…

Growing Carrots 101

Growing Carrots 101

Growing Carrots is one of the most rewarding vegetables a gardener can grow. It’s so amazing that the smallest of seeds produces…

Fall Planting Dates

Fall Planting Dates

Fall Planting Dates  Next week marks to first day of fall; don’t miss out on its planting season!  The cool season demands…

5 Steps to Picking Ripe Watermelons

5 Steps to Picking Ripe Watermelons

5 Steps to Picking Ripe Watermelons Americans have taken much joy in fresh watermelons.  Their roots run deep into American history, particularly…

How to Graft Apple Trees

How to Graft Apple Trees

Let us begin this article with an assumption. Let’s assume you are a good old country boy (or girl for that matter)…

How to Save Tomato Seeds

How to Save Tomato Seeds

How to Save Tomato Seeds Saving seeds from tomatoes is a little different than saving seeds from most vegetables.  It is not…

Prepping for a Sustainable Spring

Prepping for a Sustainable Spring

Spring always brings much anticipated work for those attempting to live the sustainable lifestyle. There is nothing as a family that we…

Vegetable Growing Season

Vegetable Growing Season

With the dead of winter upon us, thinking of the hot vegetable growing season somehow seems strange and distant.  Believe it or…

Arugula Pesto

Arugula Pesto

Arugula pesto has become one of my favorite pestos to serve with meats as well as many pasta dishes. This pesto is…