8 Winter Composting Tips: How to Compost Year Round

Winter composting

You don’t have to stop composting in the winter. Winter composting is so easy! For the longest time, I stopped composting when the temperatures dipped lower. I assumed that winter composting was way too complicated, but I missed out on a serious opportunity to create more compost for my spring garden. Don’t be too intimidatedRead 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

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

Self-Sufficient Gardening: 9 Staple Crops to Feed Your Family

Potatoes

Now is a great time to pick staple crops to grow in your garden. Learning how to be more self-sufficient and provide for your family has never been more important than this time. Gardening is one of the best ways to provide your family with fresh food, but not all vegetables are staple crops. WhatRead more

12 Spring Gardening Tasks to Get Ready to Plant

Are your fingers itching to get into the dirt? Mine too, and I cannot wait to get started on my favorite spring gardening tasks. Before you can start to garden, you need to prepare with the right tasks. You can’t just plant everything without planning and preparing ahead of time. 12 Spring Gardening Tasks 1.Read 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