This is a big project friends. Really big and we started about 1 month before I gave birth. But the thing is, we couldn't start it any sooner. It was just too cold and the ground was not very workable. That being said, I knew that if we didn't get it done before the baby came it was highly unlikely that it would happen at all. We started as soon as we could.
People, friends, you have been missing out! This washing table will change your life!
Yeah, really. No more muddy messes in your kitchen sink. That is life changing in my book. What about you? Agree? Yeah I thought so. Plus you can catch the water under your washing table and reuse it to water your garden or flower pots. Just give the earth a big ol' hug!
It's been while but I'm still here, still gardening, still doing projects, still loving it.
So why have I been away?
Chances are if you have grown carrots that you have come to know the damage of the carrot rust fly maggot. These lovely maggots are the larvae of the carrot rust fly. They tunnel through carrots, their favorite host plant, leaving a trail of poo behind them. Aren't they thoughtful, not only do they eat your carrot but what they leave behind, they fill with poo. YUCK!
One thing you will hear over and over again in the gardening community is cover crops, cover crops, cover crops. What is all they hype? Are they really that great? It sounds complicated.
My dear friend, let me tell you a little secret, Yes! They are worth all the hype and NO they aren't that complicated! Great news!
You guys are in for a treat today! I'm interviewing Karl Treen creator of the Food Forest card game and founder of Permaculture Providence. I happened upon Karl on instagram (@foodforestcardgame) and I have been enjoying his informative and often humorous posts ever since.
How many of you stick with a crop rotation schedule? Think it is too complicated? Not worth it? It's not and it is sooo worth it! Crop rotation greatly decreases your chances depleting your soil of vital nutrients and limits disease and pests problems. Very worth it!
Today I'm going to show you a simple 4 group crop rotation plan that is very doable for even the small scale home gardener. I've even included and handy dandy printable so you can keep the information on hand for easy reference! So let's get started!
I am so honored to introduce to you Blake Cothron and Peaceful Heritage Permaculture Nursery! Seriously, I wanted to hug him after reading the responses to the interview. That may seem like a little much to some of you but it is not often that we run into someone up here in western ND who is so passionate about ethical growing practices and and how they affect the people they touch and the planet we all share.
Neonicotinoids are becoming a hot topic. But what are they? What is so harmful about them? Do Neonicotinoids harm beneficial insects? Could you have Neonicotinoids in your garden? Today we are going to go over everything you need to know about Neonicotinoids so you can makes the best decisions when planning, growing, and maintaining your garden and landscapes.
There really isn't much in the world of raising, preserving, and cooking your own food that is easy, quick or even clean. There is no getting around it, it is a lot of work. Worth every bit of it but still, any little thing that can aid in any of these areas is greatly apreciated!
And that is what I have for you today. A simple little adjustment that will do all three. This is the easiest, quickest and cleanest way to blanch vegetables.
Hello, I'm Jaci. I love wandering around in my gardens admiring God's creation. I'm passionate about whole foods and clean eating. I look forward to sharing my farming and homestead adventures and helping you reach your gardening goals! If you have any questions then don't be shy, I'd love to hear from you. Send me a message and I will be glad to help!