Category Archives: Gardening

Tips and ideas for growing your OWN food!

Tips For Your Organic Garden

 How does my organic garden grow?

As naturally as possible!

A huge part of our commitment to living a sustainable life was changing to an organic philosophy in the garden. And when I say huge I mean really really big change. Conventional gardening practices had left us ignorant of working with nature and dependent on outside sources … Continue Reading ››

GARDEN TIPS

Let's grow veggies!

Warning! Growing your own organic veggies is heady stuff. Once you get your grown on, you won't want to stop. How flippin' fantastic is it to plant a tiny seed, nurture it through the stages of life and reap the rewards of a bountiful harvest? Well, let me put it this way - … Continue Reading ››

10 Simple Gardening Tips

Who doesn't like a great tip? Every growing season I learn something new to help our organic garden thrive. I came across this video and thought you would find these tips simple and effective! Happy gardening!

Compost: Waste Not, Want Not!

Every time I toss out a scrap of apple peel in the trash bin I have serious pangs of guilt. Grandma always said, “Waste not, want not!” Coming of age during the Depression was her teacher and I take her life lesson to heart. I’ve used all our compost in the bins prepping the beds … Continue Reading ››

DIY Sticky Traps

Maintaining an organic approach to gardening can be a maddening experience for gardeners. Us included. This is especially true when it comes to aphids and leaf miners. We found sticky traps do a fabulous job of keeping these marauders in check. Plus, sticky traps are a great early warning system because you can see the … Continue Reading ››

DIY Aquaponics

Our Newest Addition

Aquaponics, what is it? It is growing plants and vegetables using fish to supply the nutrients for growth. My wife and I have been growing vegetables in our backyard for the past eight years. We began gardening to have better control over the food we put in our bodies. I am sure, if … Continue Reading ››