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 […]

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, […]

Pickled Beets

I love pickled beets. This is the busy harvest season in my country garden as I write this. That simply means that even though I’ve been in the garden daily, picking off fresh vegetables as they ripen, it’s now time to bring in the early fall produce like beets and zucchini in large quantities. And […]

Country Cooking Recipes

My home cooking is something I take a lot of pride in, but it isn’t as plain as many city folk might think! No. Here in the country we need to cook meals at home as good or better than any specialty or ethnic restaurant in the city. The entire section of GoodByeCityLife that addresses […]

Healthy Cooking

If you’ve been stuck lately wanting to do some healthy cooking for your family – whether it is a new year’s resolution or you’re just bored with the same old, same old, every night of the week, here are some of the changes I’ve been making lately in our home. I hope these healthy cooking […]

Quick, Healthy, Easy Meals

Looking back over our summer – where did it go so quickly? – and firing up the barbeque for some delicious easy meals made with organic chicken, the memories of a summer spent relying on the garden are bittersweet. Many hours were spent preparing the soil, planting the seeds and harvesting the bounty. We ate […]

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 […]

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 […]