Crates & Pallet DIY Indoor Potting Bench Reveal

Hey guys! I’ve recently partnered with Crates & Pallet to build a DIY project using their extra large crates. I decided to make an indoor potting bench for the fall and winter that doubles as a console to hold gardening books and knick knacks, so it has some aesthetic appeal as an indoor furniture piece. This […]

Kids Sunflower Art Project

This summer my daughter and I planted a dwarf variety of sunflowers, and when they reached maturity and bloomed we thought it would be a good idea to bring some inside. Then we decided it would be a good idea to paint them. Then I decided it would be a good idea to learn about […]

Garden Blogger Ghosting

Hi everyone. I feel like I ghosted this blog and its readers the past 12 months, and while I’m not ready to really discuss things, I thought I would just post an update about my current garden. Hopefully it will suffice til I start blogging regularly again. So, it’s August here in zone 6b, and […]

Japanese Hand Hoe — How to Weed Your Garden Fast!

Japanese hand hoe–it’s a legit tool that makes weeding super easy. I’m so enthralled by it that I took video with my phone and created a YouTube channel so you can see how it works. The Japanese hand hoe cuts under the soil and cuts the roots of the weeds. As a follow-up to prevent […]

How to prep your garden for spring planting

I’ve shared this before but that was a spring or two ago, and since all my old posts are gone, I thought I’d add it again. Here is a handy dandy infographic showing you how to prep your garden for planting, and some ways to start seeds indoors.

How Many Seeds Does It Take

To grow a garden? I don’t know; has anyone ever counted the number it takes to grow a garden in xyz amount of space? That seems unlikely.  Here’s what I do know:  I bought about 30 packets of seeds today. (4/6/17) UPDATE:  (4/26/17) Shortly after I began this post, my landlord decided for me that […]

April Showers

It’s April, and we have definitely had some showers. I sowed spinach, kale, and radishes a few weeks ago and they are popping up in the garden. Last Friday the Kroger outdoor display of pansies sucked me in and I bought some to brighten the front porch. The entire yard is full of violets anhad […]