2019 Review: 11 Garden Lessons I Learned

Garden Lessons

Each year, at the end of the gardening season, I look at my successes and failures. I look at the garden lessons that I learned, and this year is no different. My garden was better than ever, but I did find things this year that worked and things I need to change for 2020. GardeningRead more

10 Genius Ways to Use Fall Leaves in the Garden

Fall Leaves in the Garden

Fall is just around the corner, and with fall comes tons of leaves. Our backyard has several large, maple trees, and autumn brings heaps of leaves in our backyard. Besides jumping in them, I’ve found several ways to use fall leaves in the garden. Those leaves make a serious mess in my backyard and probablyRead more

How to Grow Carrots: What You Need to Know

Carrots are an early spring or fall plant that grows well in many gardens. I started growing carrots a few years ago, and my first attempts were dismal. I had no idea how to grow carrots, so I had to do my research. Growing root vegetables is difficult even for experienced gardeners. It can beRead more

Growing Green Beans: Your Ultimate Guide

Green beans are my favorite summer crop. I remember being young, and my parents had a huge garden with rows of beans. My mother would take me outside with her, and I picked beans alongside her for hours. Growing green beans came naturally to me as I became older. Now, I pick green beans alongRead more

Growing Peas: Everything You Need to Know

Growing Peas

Peas are one of the first plants that I add to our garden each year. Not only do they grow well in the fall, but growing peas in your fall garden also adds an extra round of harvest. Growing peas is so easy, making it an excellent choice for a child’s garden. My third child,Read more

Persephone Days: How to Calculate Your Fall Garden

Persephone Days - When to Plant Your Fall Garden

Vegetables struggle to grow in the winter for two reasons. The first you might guess, and that is the cold weather. Many plants don’t do well in cold temperatures. The second factor is shorter days with less sunlight. Knowing your Persephone Days allows you to calculate the right days to plant your fall garden. WhatRead more