My Top 5 Favorite Seed Companies

My Top 5 Favorite Seed Companies

If you are new to gardening or overwhelmed by all of the seed catalogs out there, I’m here to help you narrow it down to the best seed companies that I have purchased from.  So if you have a mountain of seed catalogs on your kitchen table because you don’t know where to start or […]

Why I Don’t Have Raised Beds

Why I Don’t Have Raised Beds

Sometimes I feel like I need to be in a support group.  You know, one called Row Croppers Unite, or something like that.  I can see myself standing up and introducing myself, “Hello, I’m Susie, and I don’t have a raised bed.” And then everyone will come and hug me and tell me it’s ok […]

Utilizing Chickens, Goats and Horses for Fall Garden Maintenance

Utilizing Chickens, Goats and Horses for Fall Garden Maintenance

Manure.  It’s a wonderful thing.  I wonder what the horses would think, them being emotional creatures and all, if they knew that their manure is the only thing they’re good for(besides recreational and therapeutic purposes of course)?  Would they be angry?  Sad?  Happy?  Shocked? Anyway, back to manure and gardening and fall. I’m feeling a […]

How To Make Raised Beds with Crates

How To Make Raised Beds with Crates

My husband got quite a few of these crates from work.  They come in handy for so many things!   I always wanted a little herbal garden by my back door, but my dogs like to hang out there, along with the chickens, ducks, cats, you name it.  My dogs also like to dig.  I […]

Blossom End Rot in Tomatoes

So, you have a bumper crop of tomatoes coming on and you are looking forward to tasting that first ripe tomato.  What a disappointment when you find that many of the ripe and almost ripe tomatoes look like they are rotting on the bottom! What is blossom end rot?  It is a nonparasitic disease in […]

Horse Nettle? Good or Bad?

Horse Nettle?  Good or Bad?

Weeding is sometimes therapeutic to me.  When I get in the zone, I am one weeding machine and can’t seem to stop once I get going(probably why I’m having back problems!).  I grab a weed and pull, put it in a pile, then toss it over to the pigs.  My thoughts seem to wonder from […]