Recycled Paper Seed Cups

Recycled Paper Seed Cups

  Recycled Paper Seed Cups Making your own seed cups out of newspaper is super easy to do. Not only do they break down quickly, but using recycled items you have on hand is better for the planet! This quick video tutorial will show you how… I am very happy...
10 Unusual Edible Pumpkins

10 Unusual Edible Pumpkins

10 Unusual Edible Pumpkins I don’t know how many times I have said this, but I love gourds and heirloom pumpkins… warts and all! I decided to contact the folks out at Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds after checking out their amazing selection of pumpkin...
Edible Flowers Garden Bed Design

Edible Flowers Garden Bed Design

  Edible Flower Garden Bed Design My herb bed is in need of a desperate make over. It’s been three years since I turned a dry dirt filled box (appreciated only by the neighbor’s cats) into an overflowing plethora of edible goodness. I have been adding...
5 Things a Gardener can do Indoors until spring

5 Things a Gardener can do Indoors until spring

  5 Things a Gardener can do Indoors until Spring Gardeners have it tough in the winter… after the holidays are over, we are anxious to get garden planning for the upcoming year. So while we stare out the window hugging our cup of tea plotting the makeover...
The Difference Between a Shovel and a Spade

The Difference Between a Shovel and a Spade

  The Difference Between a Shovel and a Spade   They both dig right? They both lift things, make holes, are good for leaning on…. but what is the difference between a shovel and a spade….really?   This may come as a bit of a surprise to you but...
7 Organic Seed Companies Worth Checking Out

7 Organic Seed Companies Worth Checking Out

  Seeds, seeds and more seeds. Winter is actually a great time for gardeners. Instead of tending to our gardens we are dreaming about them. My mother always tells the story that while other teenage girls would read fiction novels, her Shelley loved to read seed...
Sowing Seeds

Sowing Seeds

  Now that the soil preparation is done it’s time to get sowing the vegetable bed. I have done my fair share of starting seeds indoors over the years but I’ve found the best success is to direct sow if you can. Sowing seeds is easy. Here is the...
Preparing a Garden for Planting

Preparing a Garden for Planting

It’s time to get planting here in the Pacific Northwest but before we start sowing our precious little packets of seeds, we need to get the soil ready. This tutorial is for preparing a garden for planting using an old fashioned method called double digging. If...
The Dirt on Composting

The Dirt on Composting

The Dirt on Composting Nothing says spring like the sound of lawnmowers and the smell of fresh-cut grass. This weekend ritual leads to grass clippings and the dilemma of what to do with the waste. Most people bag this and kick it to the curb for the greens truck to...