Protect A Garden From The Freeze

Here in the north, we’ve already seen snow in the garden. Winter is on it’s way which means it is time to protect the garden from the freeze, namely the most valuable plants for next years growth. Although many gardeners believe that when the weather starts getting colder and the leaves start to fall, it […]

Cooking With Fresh Herbs

Country cooks know the value of spices and herbs in baking, broiling, marinating and stews. Food just tastes better with the right seasoning and cooks are less likely to be bored when they have a variety of herbs and spices on hand. The best herbs, of course, are fresh – grown just outside the kitchen […]

Country Cooking Introduction

Apart from all else I learned once I moved here was how to appreciate good country cooking. I had to learn to make it by my own hand as I no longer could just run to the local restaurant or deli as we so often do in when we live in the fast-paced rush of […]

Growing Herbs

It is not wise to try every variety on your first foray into growing herbs. Choose four or five hardy varieties of cooking herbs and experiment with different flavors and recipes. Lavender is one of my personal favorites for a non-culinary herb and it is remarkably easy to grow. Some of the more hardy and […]

Grow Organic Herbs

One of the best decisions made since I moved to the country is to grow organic herbs. I don’t know why, but food started tasting better to me since I left the city, largely in part, I believe to having fresh organic herbs on hand and knowing how to use them in my cooking. I […]

Plant A Garden

Plant a garden of flowers, herbs, vegetables, shrubs, vines or berries – or a mixture of all. Your plant garden (aka green garden) is a healthy hobby which will bring you a steady food supply, keeps your body active and strong, and connects you with the earth you live on in unimaginable ways. One of […]

Indoor Herb Garden

While you’re saving a ton of money by growing your own vegetable garden, you can even save more money by growing your own herbs. The beauty about growing herbs is that you can grow them indoors and all year long. Most herbs just need a little bit of sunlight and water and will grow just […]

Grow Raspberries

If you’ve mastered the art of growing your own herbs and vegetables in your country garden and are ready to try your hand at a perennial that keeps on giving for many years a good consideration is to grow raspberries. These plants are relatively cheap to buy and easy to care for – although regular […]

Organic Pesticides: Potato Beetle

My potato beetle plague was solved with all organic pesticides. I suppose it wasn’t actually a plague but when that potato beetle pest came into my garden and started multiplying I certainly felt invaded. Since I’m growing a chemical free garden I thought I had to just put up with the bugs, until I found […]

Living Off Your Country Garden

If the prices at the grocery store are getting to be too much for your budget it is time to start thinking about growing your own in a fresh country garden. Even if you manage a plot through the summer months, as fresh food prices go up growing your own keeps your household budget in […]