Category Archives: Gardening

Final Harvest and a Butternut Squash, Parsnip, and Pear Soup Recipe

  The nights are getting colder and the days a little shorter. We’ve had a couple frosts here in SE Ohio, not too bad for Mid-October. Last weekend I spent some time collecting the last of the summer veggies out of … Continue reading

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Salsa, Tomato Juice, and Blackberry Jam

I finally got around to a little canning this summer! We have been super busy with kids, work, and life in general. Today I put up some salsa, tomato juice, and blackberry jam. Yum! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on … Continue reading

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Ideas for your Garden and Backyard

A pretty simple trellis, would be great for beans and other vining plants! … A wagon wheel herb garden. Click on the photo for even more fabulous herb garden ideas! … A neat idea for garden decor! Signs of all … Continue reading

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How to Grow Garlic

Garlic is a relatively easy and inexpensive crop to grow, and considering all if its health benefits and culinary uses it should be a part of everyone’s garden! Plant garlic in the fall for use in summer salsas and other … Continue reading

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How to Make Strawberry Jam

Strawberries are one of my many favorite things about summer. Aside from eating them fresh, these sweet little red berries are perfect for pies, smoothies, jams and jellies, cheesecakes, shortcakes, and drizzled in chocolate! Due to critters (and a certain … Continue reading

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The Garden is Planted!

Wow! We have been busy these last few weeks! Between raising two kiddos, working full time, assisting my husband with his business, and getting the garden planted we’ve barely had time to eat and sleep! But I have to admit … Continue reading

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Attracting Beneficial Insects to your Garden

Every year, gardeners all over the world wage a war against pests in their gardens. Fruits and vegetables are sprinkled, sprayed, and saturated with pesticides in an effort to eradicate the bugs that consume them. Even organic gardeners use pesticides … Continue reading

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How to Build a Grow Light

If you are interested in starting your own seeds you will most likely need a grow light. Eric from Gardenfork TV shows us how to build our own grow light using inexpensive materials. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend … Continue reading

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Seed and Plant Resources

It is that time of year. The wind is blowing, the snow is falling, time to start thinking about your spring garden! There is nothing like a good seed catalog and a hot beverage to take the chill out of Old … Continue reading

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Composting 101

My husband recently surprised me by building our first compost bin. We’ve been talking about it for over a year but couldn’t decide on the best system to build. Did we want to use the basic pile system, build a compost bin or … Continue reading

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