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2017 Kitchen Garden Planting List

2017 Kitchen Garden Planting List

I mentioned in my last post that, despite our challenges in the Kitchen Garden last year, we've decided to move forward with planting it out again this year. We will, however, be simplifying things just a bit. The Plan Get Organized With my two nifty new photo-turned-seed organizers all filled up with fully organized and inventoried seeds, I'm feeling incredibly…
2017 Kitchen Garden Plans – Three Sisters

2017 Kitchen Garden Plans – Three Sisters

At the end of the season last year I was 98% sure we wouldn't plant a kitchen garden at all this year. This decision was two-fold: We'd had our asses handed to us throughout the season and With my new job working alongside the Farmers' Market, I had fresh produce available for the purchasing multiple times a week But as…
Seed Starting…

Seed Starting…

Yes, it is early. Yes, this is all part of my plan to succession sow our way to Garden Abundance in 2016. Yes, these are tomato sprouts (though I've also started a few peppers, eggplants, and tomatillos as well). Yes, these babies will require much TLC and up-potting before they can go in the ground. Yes, it will all be…
The Garlic is in the Ground

The Garlic is in the Ground

We finally got the garlic in the ground yesterday and I can't tell you how relieved I am because planting garlic is one of those little things that brings me so much comfort and so much joy. Maybe it's the act of putting something in the not-yet-frozen earth knowing full well it will sleep while the snow flies and come…
6 Tips for Desert Gardening

6 Tips for Desert Gardening

Growing food in the high desert can be an incredible challenge, but I am living proof that you can be successful at it! If you follow a few simple methods to help combat the hot, dry, and windy conditions that are the norm in the southwest, you can be almost guaranteed a bountiful harvest. I am very excited to share…
Plans & Transplants

Plans & Transplants

I'm beginning to think that I need to keep better records. Not of the seeds I have or where they're planned to be in the garden or how much is harvested. No, I've gotten pretty good at keeping those records. What I'm not good at tracking is how much time it actually takes to complete a given garden project. I…
How to Start Your Homestead

How to Start Your Homestead

I have a bookshelf full of homesteading books, resources, information,¬†and magazines¬†on all kinds of homesteading topics. I have dreamed about the day when we would live on enough acreage that we could easily keep livestock, grow an expansive garden, and maybe even make a bit of income from our excesses. I have practiced countless homesteading skills (canning, milking, seed starting,…