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, […]

Make Compost

You can make compost to save money on soil enhancements and it is a really nice way to use up garden and household waste. You’ll enjoy a new level of successful growing in your garden and you can keep it all under wraps in a corner of your yard in a tidy bin until you […]

Country Gardens

There’s nothing quite like country gardens, no matter what your perception of one might be. That’s why I’m so glad you’re finally here. To share your perspective and offer tips to new gardeners like you and I. You know sometimes I feel like tending country gardens is a solo sport and it is always great […]

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 […]

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 […]

Growing Vegetables From Seed

Once you have decided whether you are growing vegetables from seed, plants, or some of each, you will then want to decide what you want to grow. Naturally, for your first project you will want to make it easy on yourself. Some of the easiest vegetables to grow from seed are: Tomatoes Peppers Cucumbers Onions […]

Your Garden Plan

Hoorah to you if you are designing a garden plan – especially so if this is your first year growing one. The amount of space you’ll want for your vegetable garden is completely dependent on what you want to grow and how much of it you’ll want to harvest. This is one of those things […]

Garden Soil Preparation

Garden soil preparation has got to be the hardest part of growing your own vegetable garden when you want to get the most out of your garden. This can be hard labor to dig up all that soil the first time, turning and feeding it. Its even more difficult if you have grass or rocks […]