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Six Acres and a Container Garden?

Six Acres and a Container Garden?

I wouldn't necessarily call it Buyers Remorse, because I am happy with the move we've made from the city to a more rural area... And we didn't buy a new property in our move, we're renters. So, instead I'll call it an Incredibly Steep Learning Curve. Over the course of several years, we'd built all the infrastructure, established all the…
The Perennial Garden

The Perennial Garden

We have been actively growing as much of our food as possible on our tiny plot for a few years now.  And for those few years, we have been kicking our own asses in an attempt to grow as much of our food as possible. There's the seed starting and the soil building and the up-potting and the transplanting and…
Sowing, Growing, and Harvesting Echinacea

Sowing, Growing, and Harvesting Echinacea

Echinacea, also known as the Purple Coneflower, is a perennial flower that is known for its beauty and medicinal purposes alike.  When in full bloom, Echinacea will attract both butterflies and bees and will make you want to spend countless hours in the garden watching all of the action!  In the fall, while you wait for the seed heads to…
The First Seeds

The First Seeds

Last weekend, in celebration of the warm days, the extended forecast (no hard freezes in the foreseeable future) and the inspiration to sow some seeds, we finally got outside for a couple of hours, cleaned up a few of the beds, and pushed the first seeds of 2014 into soil! There are still many beds to get for the season,…
Sowing Seeds – Inspirations, Ideas & Resources

Sowing Seeds – Inspirations, Ideas & Resources

Whether you are living in an apartment or living on acres of land, it is possible to grow at least some of your own food...all it takes is the simple act of sowing seeds! Now, a couple of years ago, I have to admit, I was a little nervous to get started with the whole process of sowing seeds and…
Seed Starting 2014

Seed Starting 2014

With Spring officially upon us, it only makes sense that it would be time to begin the seed starting process! I have felt very behind in the seed starting area this spring, though really, I'm not behind where most people are, just behind my own idea of how far ahead I would like to get in the seed starting process…
Quick Hoop House DIY

Quick Hoop House DIY

A couple of winters ago we decided to turn one of our raised beds into a hoop house in an attempt to extend our season a bit.  So we purchased some supplies, threw it all together, planted a few spinach and kale seeds and expected magic in November. No, I'm not joking.  We got a really late start that year…