Composting

Did you know that in Canada, since 1995, Composting has been granted an Awareness Week? True. May 4th to 10th, annually. Be sure to check out worm composting if you think you’d like to try composting for house plants or over winter. To learn more about composting I’ve tagged a few other articles here on […]

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 […]

Garden Tool Basics

After spending a few hours on this hot summer day in my country garden, I realized there are a few basic garden tools I skipped right by. This is a continuation of a longer post I wrote earlier. Gardening Gloves First and foremost, as it is the first thing I grab on my way out […]

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 […]

Growing Tomatoes

Growing tomatoes is one of my favorite activities during the spring, summer and fall months. If find the tomato to be easy to grow, versatile in recipes, a breeze to freeze, can be canned in many varieties, and fun to harvest. I started growing this delicious fruit right around the time I realized just how […]

Garden Maintenance

Caring for a growing vegetable garden requires that you look after them on a daily basis. Not only do you have to make sure that they are watered, but you also have to remove any weeds that grow in the garden that will choke the nutrients from your plants. Regular garden maintenance is the key […]

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 […]

Growing Squash

Are you thinking of growing squash in your country garden? Do you know the difference between winter squash and summer squash? Have you allotted enough room? With all the varieties, which squash will you choose to grow? Winter Squash vs. Summer Squash The simple naming between the two major squash types reverts back to the […]

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 […]

Consider Heating With Natural Gas

In the United States approximately 23% of all energy consumption is via natural gas. When we rebuilt the farm house (after the fire took everything) we had limited resources so we couldn’t go with solar or wind for energy, however Eric did build in such a way that we could easily convert to green energy […]