Frost Covers for Plants to Extend Your Growing Season

We’re thrilled to have been able to grow year round, simply by using frost covers for plants! Also called row covers and frost blankets, these plant covers absolutely work to extend your growing season, both in spring, fall and winter. If you’re in the colder more snowy growing zones with lots of snow, this may … Read more

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Growing Sunchokes – AKA -Jerusalem Artichokes

Meet Helianthus Tuberosus We’re in our 7th year of growing sunchokes, AKA Jerusalem artichokes, the Helianthus tuberosus plant, and are slowly expanding our crops. Sunchokes are a native North American food, considered invasive in some areas. Popularized as a gourmet or specialty food amongst chefs, this powerful and homely little sun choke root has a … Read more

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Garden Planning Guides, Books, Apps and a Video Tutorial

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Whether it’s in our heads, on the back of a napkin, or laid out to scale over the entire season, garden planning is important for the best success. We’ve found that gardening with a definite plan cuts down on impulse buying and allows us to allocate space for succeeding crops. Garden planning helps track our … Read more

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How to Grow Microgreens Indoors

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If you’re wondering how to grow microgreens, you’re in luck because it’s simple. You can grow microgreens indoors year round, as a way to fortify your winter crops and food supply. I’m not sure why we didn’t think to do it sooner. Probably just an oversight of busy schedules, but as we snip the seedling … Read more

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Winter Garden Plants for Year Round Harvests

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Nature’s wisdom is to make available to us the foods our bodies most need for each season. We’re grateful to be able to enjoy winter gardening even without a greenhouse. It’s not only wonderful to grow year round but the winter garden plants and fruits are some of the most nutrient rich foods you can … Read more

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Best Compost Tumblers and DIY Compost Bins

There are many options and considerations when it comes to compost tumblers and bins. They all work, so it comes down to budget and your personal preference. However, some composters do work better than others. “Composting really is a gardener’s best kept ~dirty~ little secret.” ~Connie Oliveaux, gardener Year Round Composting Tending the compost in … Read more

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Hemp vs CBD Oil, Marijuana and Extracts – Benefits and Uses

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There’s understandably, a lot of confusion in the difference between hemp vs cbd and marijuana. We were confused too, so we dug in deep to better understand this hot topic of the day. We’re not only interested toward using marijuana and hemp medically, but we’re also researching it toward considering growing it as a cash … Read more

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Growing Longevity Spinach (Gynura Procumbens)

A Medicinal Protein Vegetable for Longevity We’re really enjoying growing and eating longevity spinach! Longevity spinach is related to but not the same as “Okinawa spinach”, with the scientific name of Gynura procumbens, from the family Asteraceae. G. Procumbens is a  low-growing, semi-succulent leaf vegetable very popular in Southeast Asia, its home turf. As vegetarians, we were delighted … Read more

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Poinsettia Care – How to Keep Poinsettias Alive

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The holiday poinsettias perform beautifully for a month or more. Then what? Do you toss it? And if not, how to keep poinsettias alive, well and blossoming red (and other colors) again come next season? Poinsettias: A Christmas Tradition Growing poinsettias takes a special environment and dedication to nurturing these tropical plants into their seasonal … Read more

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To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow

Gardeners Believe in the Future One of the most popular quotes shared on gardening by gardeners is this quote by Audrey Hepburn: “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” Whether it’s setting in fall transplants, sowing seeds, planting daffodil bulbs, or planting a sapling, Ms. Hepburn’s oft-quoted remark is spot on. By taking … Read more

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