The practice of foraging for wild edibles has been around for, well, forever. Even in these last few decades as industrial farming has dominated the food scene, foraging for certain things has remained in the social consciousness. This is especially if you grow up around farmers or in a more rural area.
Have you ever wondered why some organic things aren’t supposed to be composted? Like kitchen scraps, meat, bones, spoiled dairy products, and bread?
It doesn’t seem to make sense. It’s all organic matter, right?
Do you have kids in your life right now or will you have them soon? If not, have you taken the time, lately, to look in the nooks and crannies of your outdoor space or stoop down to see things from a tiny person’s perspective?
I have to admit, I haven’t done this enough. However, I have been noticing a trend in things I read. On social media, I am seeing what I think would open the imagination of a person at any age and which could prove rewarding especially to a home gardener.
What is this trend I’m talking about? Fairy gardens, of course.
Many of us spend the warm months outside, enjoying the beauty of nature and putting our hands in the dirt. When winter months come, those of us in cold climates long for green things to see, smell, and feel. This is a list of trees that can be grown indoors for those long months when the sight of a green tree is scarce.
Tulips are among the most favorite flower in America. Their mid spring appearance added by their bright colors are a sight for sore eyes after a long hard winter.
Nothing says fall like perfect pumpkins. Pumpkins can be turned into delicious pies, a smiling jack-o-lantern, or placed around your home or outdoors for beautiful fall decor. October is the best time to head to the pumpkin patch and pick your perfect pumpkin. For my family, we have a strange tradition of searching for the ugliest pumpkin or gourde. We love the different colors and shapes that pumpkins come in. While orange is the color that pumpkins are famous for, they come in many other colors like white, yellow, and green.
Picking a pumpkin is fun, but growing your own pumpkin plant is better. Growing pumpkins is easy. It is something your whole family can partake in. When you follow a few guidelines you are sure to have success growing your own pumpkins. Here are eight tips to help you grow the perfect pumpkin.
The fall can be one of the busiest times of year. In the midst of all the hustle and bustle of school starting, PTA meetings, and soccer games, it might feel like it is a good time to sit back and relax when it comes to your lawn care.
However, the fall happens to be one of the best times of year to do some much needed lawn maintenance. If you have ever wondered how your neighbors have made their yard looks so beautiful, it is most likely because they went the extra mile to follow these 5 fall lawn care tips.
As a child, my mother would give me a brown paper grocery bag and have me fill it up to the top with weeds. It was part of our chores, and I remember feeling the tediousness of the effort back then.
As an adult, not much has changed. When it comes to weeding, we all know that if you have a garden or yard of any kind, that weeds are a natural part of the process. You might even find yourself spending way more time then you ever thought imaginable dealing with weeds.
If you have chosen to grow your own home garden this summer, you might have found yourself swimming in a sea of red juicy tomatoes. Or maybe you have endless amounts of crispy green cucumbers.
Regardless of what you have planted in your garden, when you have too much, you might want to find way to make good use of your precious veggies. Finding accepting friends and family who will take those ripe vegetables is one option.
However, you might be looking for a way to preserve those treasured treats long into the winter months. Canning is a great option to help preserve the life of your garden.
I will never forget the time I took a bite of my first ever homegrown tomato. I grew up not liking tomatoes, but when I tasted that tomato, I realized I must not have ever tired a real tomato.
It was amazing. The color was so red. The flavor was sweet, juicy, and incredible. The tomato had been cut into slices with a bit of salt and pepper added. From that moment on, I knew I needed to grow my own tomatoes and find out everything I could.
Tomatoes are a staple for most home gardens. There are so many ways to use tomatoes such as: salads, sauces, salsas, and just straight out of your hand. With the right knowledge and care, growing tomatoes can be fun, easy, and extremely rewarding.