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 […]

Aaaaaand I’m back!

Whatever happened to Her Emerald Thumb? I’m sure this was the question on everyone’s mind since last October, because it was just another boring fall with no election or anything. A lot has changed in my life during these past few months, and I’m excited to share with you my new garden and adventures within […]