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DIY Seed Packets and Seed Storage Binder

In late winter, sometime between late January and early March, I like to start planning my garden. As I pour over my newly-arrived seed catalogs and choose new seeds varieties to order (always too many), I remind myself that I need to consider all of the seeds I already have in my ever-growing ...

Moon Signs

My father always planted by the moon signs. He was a firm believer that the phases of the moon affect plant growth. Every year he bought a farmer's almanac and carefully studied the moon calendar provided to decide when exactly to plant his garden.Moon signs are considered by many to be ...

Starting the Countdown

The New Year has begun! While Christmas is by far my favorite holiday, I always look forward to January. This is the beginning of a brand new year and a chance to start new things, and to improve on old ones. For me, January means the countdown to garden time! This is the month I bring out all ...

DIY Birdseed Ball Recipe

Make Your Own Bird Food: Simple Recipes to Entice Birds to Your Garden(Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016) by Mark Golley is a guide to creating the most popular and successful bird food recipes for your home and garden. Adapted from success stories, popular ideas, and childhood memories these recipes ...

Springtime and Seeds

Mornin' friends! Come on in and sit a spell on the porch— let the spring sun warm you up and the breeze blow through your hair. It's a beautiful morning here on the farm, everything is coming alive with the arrival of spring. It's time!I've been ready for spring to make her appearance since ...

Spring Has Arrived

Who's ready for spring? I know I am. Warm weather, longer days — no wonder I was so excited to wake up on Monday morning to the official first day of spring. Granted, the temperature here is still going back and forth from warm to cool, but it won't be long now before I can get out and start ...

Fresh Veggies on Your Kitchen Window Sill

I visited my daughter in Santa Cruz around Christmas time. Santa Cruz is such a fun place. It's noisy and crowded but they have good wholesome food everywhere and, of course, they have the Pacific Ocean. So even though there's all that hubbub of all those people, there's still a way to escape ...

Garden Giddy

Yes, I said giddy! Because that is how excited I get when I think of spring, planting seeds and warm weather. Of course, we are a ways off from that, but the seed catalogs are coming in and we are starting to make our garden plans.We bought our first home about a year and a half ago. Last ...

Seed Saving Can Be Fun and Easy

Ever since I became a member of Seed Savers Exchange out of Decorah, Iowa, I have toyed with the idea of actually saving some of the seed from the plants I’ve grown. Before I came out here to the ranch and I was still living in the city, I just couldn’t carve out time to really study the ...

Grow Your Own Gourmet Salad Greens

The past couple of years, round about April, I’ve thrown romaine lettuce seeds into a couple of containers on the back porch. With just a couple of bags of potting soil and a little regular watering, those containers yielded dozens of tasty salads. This year I kicked it up a notch and ...

Well House to Potting Shed in One Day

The water well house was built with the original house in 1947 out of brick cinder blocks and appeared to be falling apart. The original yellow paint was peeling off and several bricks were missing or broken. Upon closer inspection, we found the bricks had been pushed inside the structure due ...

Gardeners Start Your Engines

We start our vegetable garden 100 percent from seeds. If you’re in the habit of hitting Home Depot for plants come May or June, I encourage you to give seed starting a try. It’s not that hard and very rewarding!This year our seeds came from many sources. My mom gave me Scarlet Runner Bean ...

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring, Hurrah, Hurrah

Here in Northern California, months of drought brought creek, river and lake water levels to an all-time low. However, good news came with a light rain on Sunday, Feb. 2, and it’s been raining some every day since. While it hasn’t been what my late father-in-law called a ...

Seed Catalog Frenzy

Here in Wisconsin, we’re in the midst of yet another Arctic blast. Many schools and businesses are closed, energetic housebound kids are driving parents bonkers, games of fetch with our canines are played indoors (oops, there goes the lamp!), and it’s even too cold to partake in our fun ...

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