6+ Ways to Preserve Zucchini for the Fall

When your zucchini harvest arrives, it comes in hot and heavy. You’ll need to find different ways to preserve zucchini if you don’t want it to go to waste. You don’t have to drive your family nuts with zucchini recipes all summer long either. Zucchini can be preserved, but most people don’t think of theRead more

20 Cool-Weather Vegetables for Your Fall Garden

Summer is the time when you need to pick and plan your cool-weather vegetables for your fall garden. A fall garden really starts in the summer. You have to decide which cool-weather vegetables you want to grow, and many need to be started inside and transferred outside later. Fall is my favorite time of theRead more

Keep Chickens Cool: 12 Tips to Use This Summer

Chickens in the Summer

Keeping your chickens cool in the summer is more important than winter care. Everyone is always so worried about their chickens handling the cold temperatures of winter, but the real concern is keeping chickens cool in the summer. Even though they’re farm animals, chickens are still vulnerable to heat stroke and other problems brought onRead more

10 Flowers to Plant in a Vegetable Garden

Zinnias

Planting flowers in your vegetable garden is a great way to reduce pests and increase biodiversity. Everyone loves pretty flowers throughout their garden beds, but you might not knowing that there are some good reasons for planting flowers with vegetables. Sure, it looks awesome. My garden beds full of marigolds and tomatoes looks visually beautiful,Read more

12 Gardening Hacks: Growing More Tomatoes This Year

Different Colored Tomatoes

Tomatoes are one of the trickiest vegetables to grow, in my opinion. To preserve enough tomato products to last my family a year, I need – AT LEAST – 52 quarts but more is ideal. I struggled for years to figure out how to grow more tomatoes for my family. Tomatoes are finicky plants, andRead more