How To Control Squash Bugs Organically

How to Control Squash Bugs Organically

Squash is one of the highest maintenance vegetables that I grow in my garden. I love squash, so I always fight the good fight against any bad bugs that try to steal my yummy harvests (don’t mess with me bugs!). Squash bugs are out in full force right now, keeping me on my toes in […]

How To Make Bee Balm Tea

How To Make Bee Balm Tea From Your Garden

  I posted something on social media the other day about harvesting bee balm from my garden to make tea, and since then I’ve gotten a ton of questions about how to make bee balm tea. Making bee balm (Monarda) tea is super easy. You can make the tea using freshly harvested bee balm, or […]

Eggshells As Organic Pest Control

Eggshells as Organic Pest Control

  The flea beetles have been worse than ever this summer, and the Japanese beetles are no fun either. On top of that, the slugs have been turning my hostas into Swiss cheese. (Ahhh, the joys of gardening) I need all the help I can get fighting these and other pests in the garden. There […]

How To Build Squash Arch

How To Build a Squash Arch

Squash is a bully in the garden, and it will take over if you don’t control it. I used to grow my squash on the ground, and train the vines to stay in a neat row (well, as neat as squash can be). Not anymore, now the squash in my garden grows vertically. I built […]

A cheap Alternative To Coconut Liners

A Cheap Alternative to Coconut Liners for Your Planters

What to Use as an Alternative Planter Liner I have a few of those metal planters that came with a coconut liner when I bought them. The coconut liner always looks so beautiful freshly planted with summer annuals. But after a season or two, the coconut liner looks dingy and gray. Plus, the birds like […]


Collecting And Storing Bean Seeds

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Collecting And Storing Pea Seeds

Beans are one of the most commonly grown vegetables in home gardens. I mean, who doesn't love garden fresh green beans? Yum! Not only are green beans super easy to grow, you can also save bean seeds and grow them again next year - for free! I collect tons of different types of seeds from my garden every year, and beans are no exception. Beans grow so fast, and sometimes they are really hard to spot on the plant. Many times you miss a few here and there... you know those giant beans that look like arthritic fingers that seemed to have grown overnight? Well, those beans are too tough to eat, ..Continue Reading...

Book Review: Ball Blue Book Guide To Preserving

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Ball Blue Book Guide To Preserving Book Review

I picked up my copy of the Ball Blue Book Guide To Preserving as an impulse buy when I bought my first canning supplies a few years ago. As a newbie ..Continue Reading...

Overwintering Coleus Cuttings

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Overwintering Coleus Cuttings

Coleus plants are one of the most colorful plants you can grow in the garden, and they add a wonderful tropical feel. They come in all kinds of color ..Continue Reading...

Overwintering Sweet Potato Vine Cuttings

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Overwintering Sweet Potato Vine

Sweet potato vine is gorgeous, and I love growing it in my garden every year. I like to grow it on a topiary form in my garden the best. Sweet potato ..Continue Reading...

How to Harvest Tomatillos

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How To Harvest Tomatillos

Tomatillos are fun to grow in the garden, and there are tons of yummy uses for them in the kitchen. If you're new to growing tomatillos in your ..Continue Reading...

DIY Indoor Succulent Garden

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DIY Indoor Succulent Garden

Succulents make easy to care for houseplants, and they are perfect for creating an indoor mini garden. There are tons of different types of succulent ..Continue Reading...

15 Ways to Use Zucchini From the Garden

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15 Ways To Use Zucchini From The Garden

If you have ever grown zucchini in your garden before, you know what it's like to be completely overwhelmed with an overabundance of zucchini. It's a ..Continue Reading...