gardening

How To Get the Biggest Health Benefits from Fruits and Veggies

How To Get the Biggest Health Benefits from Fruits and Veggies

Note from Jennifer: Now that most of us are enjoying summer produce, it’s a great time to visit a local farmers’ market or grow your own. Paisley is here to share a little insight into why local is so much better than grocery store organic. Why You […]

The Garden Has Been Invaded!

My poor, poor vegetable garden. It has been taken over by invasive grass and gross neglect. Chronic fatigue and an overflowing schedule have put a damper on gardening this summer, yet somehow the plants still grow without careful tending. We had a rare 70 degree […]

Let’s Get Ready to Gaaaarden!

I’m tellin’ ya, gardening gets me pumped up like I have first row tickets to a de la Hoya fight. Watching garden seeds spring into life is such an adrenaline rush. I love being a homesteading geek. Radishes and cucumbers were our first arrivals. They […]

Let’s Plant a Garden!

This is finally my year to plant and harvest a full garden. Last year was, well, let’s call it a bit of a learning curve. You can read about some of the misadventures and misfits here. I did manage to prove that anyone can grow […]

The Fall Garden Has Begun! {Garden Update}

Our¬†organic heirloom vegetable garden is here! Baby radishes are the official start to our fall garden. Aren’t they cute little buggers? The carrot seeds have yet to do anything, but even experienced gardeners have trouble getting them to sprout. I’m going to do some research […]

Wading Through the Weeds: Backyard Foraging {Part 1}

St. John’s wort is a wonderful mood booster I figured the ultimate in crunchiness would be to try suburban foraging, so off I went into the wild frontier…or, ahem, my weed-filled lawn. Whether it be edible, medicinal, or ornamental, I was determined to see what […]