The US Nation's Largest Recycling Program Earth Day We use Milorganite fertilizer, so we thought we'd share this with you. The origin of Earth Day, coincidentally, is home to the world’s longest-running and nation’s largest recycling program: Milorganite. But Earth Day and Milorganite...

Do Squirrels Eat Tomatoes? You bet they do! We love animals, and watching the squirrels interact and play in our woodland yard is enjoyable. But... we hate that they eat our tomatoes. It's not that we don't want to share,...

"Cereus-ly" Worth the Wait By Sharon Hughes After four years, this amazing plant my sister gave me finally bloomed. Once. Well, the first flower, that is. Now there's a second bud beginning to blossom. It too, will give its all in...

Eat That Hedge! We love the concept of edible landscapes. For years we've only planted for beauty and aesthetics, mainly because we live in the woods where it's been too shady for a full on vegetable garden. But in the...
homemade clay pot watering system

Olla Irrigation What is an olla pot? Generally pronounced as OI-yah, or OY-ya, but also as AW-yah, and olla in English as OH-lah, Olla pots have been in use for centuries, from ancient Rome, Spain and the American southwest, the olla was...

A Soggy Saga Last year, we flipped from overhead sprinklers and a lot of hand watering over to using soaker hoses. We bought two kits online. They worked great and when connected to a reliable electronic timer, so much time was...
Did you eat that parsley garnish the last time it was served when you dined out? Gardeners know to eat that garnish for it’s potent vitamin C as well as to freshen the breath after a meal.

If eating flowers sounds weird to you, you're not alone. Most of us don't grow up eating flowers... or do we? Well, if you eat broccoli, cauliflower and/or artichokes, then yes... you've eaten flowers! (()) But there are so many other edible flowers...

Shade Loving Vegetables If you're wondering what vegetables grow in the shade, you're not alone. Many people live in homes in established neighborhoods with huge mature trees casting long shadows across the yard and only fleeting blips of dappled sunlight, causing...

A Story of What's Possible If you're into yard gardening, here's what's possible when you swap grass for food. Now gardening is work. This is not about an easy way to make money or to feed your family. But it...

You don't need a lot of land to create a self sustainable living. In fact, it's best to start small and grow from there, unless you're certain you want to go all in with homesteading. All you need to start,...