Natural Dyed Eggs

Naturally Dyed Eggs This is the time of year that we think about spring celebrations, and that may of course include dyed eggs! We love to decorate our tables and baskets, reminding us of spring traditions of old. We have been used to buying those cute packages of dye with bunnies on them, questioning whether…

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Lemon Parsnips and Carrots

Freshly harvested lemon parsnips and carrots

Autumn Harvest Cleaning, clearing and planting your fall/winter garden might be what you are up to! Possibly changing your borders or greasing your fruit tree trunks for fall.  You could be admiring your canning or dehydrating projects that are lined in rows in your pantry. Ideas are swirling about, thinking about which jars might be…

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What’s In Your Pantry?

Fresh herbs and dried vegetables in the glass jars

HOLIDAY GIFTS What better gift than to give of ones “thyme” from their garden?! For many of you that have been following me, know that dehydrating and vacuum sealing is something that I love to do for quick storage meals and for gift giving. Just add a ribbon or a cute cloth cap and it’s…

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Gardening Tips After Summer Harvest

Flowers and leaves

There’s always a touch of sadness for gardeners as the season begins to close. A little bittersweet as we go from a time of planning and hard work, which brought us a summer of beautiful flowers and an abundant yield of garden delights, to a garden that is now soon asleep. With that, comes some…

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It’s Time to Plant….Garlic

Freshly harvested garlic with roots

Garlic is a unique crop that thrives while other plant leaves fall. That’s right. Therefore, besides savoring autumn’s beauty and fighting nostalgia about the fantastic summer, please take advantage of it with garlic. Here’s why. So Why Is it Time to Plant Garlic? Garlic takes about seven months to grow. So, if you start now,…

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Saving Seeds

Seed packets inside glass jars

It is essential to collect and save seeds after harvesting your herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other plants from your garden. With the saved seeds, you will have enough for the planting season, saving money. Besides, locally produced seeds will grow into plants that adapt to your location. For the seeds to be viable come planting…

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Lasagna Bulb Planting

A field of flowers

Lasagna Bulb Planting: Seasons of Delight Bulbs are a great way to add color to borders, planters, and even within your lawn or xeriscaping! When you need something that works well as a set it and forget it method to enhance your property, bulbs are ideal. A little bit of digging, careful placement, and knowing…

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Soil Testing

A set of gardening tools

When planting a new garden, you must prepare your soil before planting anything. One of the first steps in preparing your soil is to ensure that you do all the necessary soil tests. However, the top priority when preparing our soil is making sure it’s rich enough. So, before we can test anything, we have…

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Make Gardening Fun Again With Raised Garden Beds

Gardens with wooden boxes

The health benefits of gardening outdoors are almost limitless. Your hours spent in the garden are proven to reduce stress, improve mood, and even increase your appetite. Exercise helps our bodies stay healthy, and vitamin D-enriched sunlight helps strengthen our immune systems. If you grow produce in your garden, the healthy foods and a feeling of accomplishment…

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