Decoding Tomatoes: Tomato Stuff You May Have Wondered About But Were Afraid To Ask

Some of our favorite heirloom varieties: Cherokee Purple, Cream Sausage, and Austin's Pear

Share …a  post with the new gardener in mind. When I first started growing tomatoes, I thought a tomato was simply a red fruited vine that one planted in the summer. It wasn’t until I gained momentum and little bit … Continue reading

Get Ready to Grow ~ 7 Basic Gardening Things You Can Be Doing Now

pea sprout

The holidays are over, the new year has started, now is a perfect time to think about gardening! Yes, it may still be in the dead of winter but this is the time to begin planning: many of those cool season vegetables such as peas, lettuce, beets, and carrots will need a head start. Even if you do choose to just stick with the warmer vegetables (tomatoes, peppers, okra, etc.), or don’t want to plant vegetables at all in favor of annuals or herbs; the sooner you prepare, the more successful your harvest will be. Here are seven things you can do now while you anticipate the spring.

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The Christmas Wish List of a New-to-Homesteading Housewife

Ice Queen Lettuce

ShareI tried to write this post as a sort of “Twelve Days of Christmas” ;  requesting my true love  for such things as  twelve arborvitae trees (we need a windbreak), ten  dairy goats for milking, FIVE TAA-TTLER Lids, and a … Continue reading

Collard Greens: In the Garden and at the Table

Collard greens

Share Last year, on a whim I purchased a small packet of collard green seeds.  It was late in the season but I started a few transplants anyway, then got busy, forgot about them, remembered them,  and set them out … Continue reading