Fall Gardens

Since our seasons in this part of North America are so short, I’ve often entertained building a green house. After the house fire though my building projects are already too many to count so this year I opted to turn my mind to the fall gardens. Fall gardening keeps the produce moving into the kitchen, […]

Flower Seeds

Start clearing a corner to work through some annual flower seeds order. As soon as they arrive you’ll be digging in the dirt and getting them under a grow light.

Spring Garden Checklist

Very Early Spring Start dreaming of your gardens. Start sketching how you’d like it to look when it is in full bloom, framing your front walkway, the back deck, and just generally punctuating your landscape. This is the best time to let your imagination go wild and envision the perfect garden. Just remember to be […]

Gardening Tools

There are actually very few gardening tools you need, but certainly many that you can own to make the job easier! Spade Trowel Watering Can Hose …and you’re good to go! That is, as long as you have plants or seeds to grow into that garden of yours. If you’re starting annuals from seeds, you […]

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 […]

Grow An Organic Garden

As we’ve discussed previously on GoodByeCityLife, there are a multitude of reasons to grow an organic garden. Vegetables are extra beneficial in vitamins and nutrients and your grocery store costs will decrease dramatically. Once you’ve decided to grow an organic vegetable garden you ensure your produce is in the purest form, without causing any cancer-producing […]

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 […]

Home Grown Vegetables Are Back In Style

Keeping a vegetable garden in your yard or field is an old idea made new again. In the not too distant past everyone in my neighborhood grew their own food. Without a bustling market or prolific General Store there was just no other way for distant farmers to work their land and feed their families […]

Pros and Cons of Vegetable Garden Seeds

If you are planning on starting a vegetable garden to save money the first thing that you need to consider is whether you are going to start with vegetable garden seeds or established plants from a nursery or greenhouse. Seeds are much less expensive, but take longer to grow. In most areas and with many […]