Have you heard of the Micro Tom tomato? It is the smallest tomato plant and it produces normal size cherry tomatoes in abundance! As in there are more tomatoes than leaves almost.
It is the cutest thing and even cuter in person. The pictures just don't do it justice.
Have you ever had homemade marshmallows? These are nothing like the store bought jet puffed versions available in the store. No, these are far better than that. They are the perfect addition to that hot coco or chai latte that we enjoy so much in this cooler fall weather, especially while looking at seed catalogs!
Do you know anyone who doesn't cook with garlic? Me neither. Those plump garden grown cloves help season most all of our meals.
How do we store them all through fall and winter? Well this year I've tried something new and I am so, so, so happy I did!
If you're keen to enjoy the benefits of an organic garden, it's only natural that your first thoughts will revolve around the plants you want to grow. In reality, though, this way of life extends to a far wider range of issues. Consequently, then, only a comprehensive strategy can unlock the desired results.
When the first hints of fall make their appearance I'm torn between baking, gardening, canning, and sitting down with a good book and a cup of hot tea. The hot tea thing, that doesn't actually happen. That is just one of the things I would like to do. We are far too busy come harvest for any of that. I bet you are in the same boat so let me introduce you to canning parties.
Imagine having a garden that just cries out to be sat in. Somewhere you can sit outside in the early mornings with your cup of coffee and nothing but the sounds of the birds keeping you company. What an amazing place to have a moment of reflection and gratitude before you start off your day. You could sit out there and entertain friends, enjoying the fruits of your labor or simply enjoy looking at the window at a masterpiece that takes minimal effort but provides maximum pleasure.
A vintage-style cottage garden would hit all of these boxes. No sharp lines or manicured lawns, just flowers and plants growing wherever they find a spot, just how nature intended. And let me just add, you can throw veggies in there as well!
Having suitable garden storage for all your tools is essential whether your outdoor space is used for growing your vegetable garden or a relaxing, styled, outdoor space for you to enjoy your landscape. Buying the correct tools for your garden needs can be expensive. The last thing you want to do is to have them exposed to the elements all year round.
That doesn't mean your only options are a standard wooden shed. That couldn't be further from the truth when it comes to creative storage ideas for your garden. I've gathered some of the best ideas to meet your your garden storage needs big or small!
Yes! You can grow mushrooms right in your garden! No logs or plugs needed! So exciting, so exciting, I know, and it is easy! Well this is my first go at it to be honest, but so far it is going great. Come this fall we are going to have some mushrooms straight from our garden and you can too!
Covid 19 lockdowns are easing worldwide, the sun is out and the weather is beautiful! It's a wonderful time to host a little garden gathering or party.
After being in lockdown I think the adults are about as antsy as the kids. We all need to get out in the fresh air and reconnect with our friends and loved ones. Gardens are great backdrops for gatherings with their open spaces and beautiful scenery.
Spring is here! The sun is shinning! This is the time when many of us start garden renovations and projects. Maybe you are building an outdoor kitchen, a greenhouse, raised garden beds, an arbor, or a swimming pond! We all have projects for our outdoor spaces but are we really planning properly for them? Or maybe you feel stuck because you don't know where to begin. You have definitely come to the right place my friend. Whether you're renovating your existing garden or you're about to move into a new house, you need to ensure you're as prepared as you can possibly be. Thankfully, there are multiple questions you can ask yourself to ensure exactly that. From setting yourself a budget to hiring help, the more questions you can ask yourself the easier your renovation will be.
Hello, I'm Jaci. I look forward to sharing my gardening and homestead adventures to help 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!