My to-do list for the fall gardening season.Continue reading
Months ten and eleven on our homestead. As the summer gardening season comes to an end we evaluate what things worked and what things didn’t.Continue reading
A little late getting your fall garden planted? Here are a few crops that can still be planted now.Continue reading
If you are looking for a way to naturally control the weeds and unwanted grass in your garden, consider using vinegar. Read how it worked for us…Continue reading
In my zone 6b garden, zucchini seeds can be sown directly from mid-May right on up through September 1 making for an excellent fall crop. Louise Riotte, the author of Carrots Love Tomatoes, reported that her late planted zucchini fared much better as she was able to pretty much avoid squash bugs and the squash vine borer.Continue reading
Time to gear up for fall gardening. As we get ready to plan for this next growing season one of the things we’ll take in to consideration is crop rotation ~ in order to effectively rotate your crops, a gardener needs to know their vegetable families.Continue reading
Month Nine in our series documenting the first twelve months on our homestead: successes and failures in the garden, the chickens are growing, and we cut hay.Continue reading
Here’s a recipe for one of our favorite ways to enjoy kale.Continue reading
Summer brings with it some of our favorite garden vegetables: tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, to name just a few.
But summer also brings some of the garden’s most notorious pests whom, if left out of control, will devour those vegetables before they have a chance to make it to our table.
Blossom drop is a condition where the blossoms of the tomato plant drop before they can produce fruit. This condition isn’t restricted just to tomatoes, it can also be found in cucumbers and squash. Read more to find out about the causes and how it can be controlled.Continue reading
Now that it is officially summer, we move into the warm season which brings on pests, weeds, and for some of us, triple digit temps making garden work most unpleasant.
If you can manage to power through however, here in our zone 6b(ish) garden there are a few crops that can be planted later on in the season rewarding you with a late summer/early fall harvest.
Share Carrots are not supposed to grow in Oklahoma. The soil just isn’t very friendly towards them. In fact, when I filled out a recent market grower’s declaration form, “carrots” weren’t even listed as a crop. I was delighted then, … Continue reading
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
ShareMonth six began with our first Farmer’s Market meeting. In addition to growing and selling wholesale to a local co-op; we decided to try our hand at the Farmer’s Market as well. We were encouraged. We had the opportunity to … Continue reading
Share While the official first day of summer is still some weeks away, Tax Day is the start of the warm weather growing season in our zone. In spite of a lingering winter and the warm weather taking it’s time … Continue reading
ShareFebruary 15 is the official “start date” for the cool weather planting season in our zone, a season that lasts until about March 10 give or take a few. Since such vegetables as broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower don’t like to … Continue reading
Share A post written with the beginner gardener in mind. 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 … Continue reading
ShareThis post is Part 2 in a series about the first year on our homestead. Part 1 can be read here. Month 2 was an eventful month to say the least. Among other things we celebrated our first Christmas and … Continue reading