The last two days we have hit about 60 degrees F. by late afternoon and things are starting to happen in the garden! We have had a really long winter season this year. On April 9 there was literally a foot of snow still on the raised garden beds. On April 20, the snow was… Read More Garden Update 4/23/18
Can You Use Old Seeds In the Garden? Lots of people wonder if you can use older seeds in the garden. Usually after a garden season, you have partial packets of seeds left over. You can sometimes find older seeds on clearance at the end of the year, or at garage or estate sales. The… Read More Using Old Seeds in the Garden
The Beginning… This week started pretty intensely. Monday night, after a crazy day, I realized that I was pretty far behind in the grading and checking of the high schooler’s papers for history and science. Over the last month, the grading for the kids has been slipping further and further behind. I was still getting… Read More Homeschool Update 4/20/18
The Beginning… I got up in the morning to deal with my son who had decided that Lucky Charms cereal would help counter the fact that today is Friday the 13th. He ended up spilling about a cup of it on the ground. So the effectiveness of the “Lucky Charm” is debatable. The Analysis… It… Read More Homeschool Update – April 13
FREE SHIPPING TODAY ONLY!!! Hey all you happy gardeners! I just got an email last night that alerted me to a special free shipping deal through Baker Creek Seeds! Spring Planting Festival May 6 & 7 Free Shipping for the next 24 hours (Ends 6 PM April 6th) use code “Mayfest” at checkout. Have you… Read More Free Shipping on Baker Creek Seeds today only until 6 pm!
Hey all! Even though the outside currently looks like an early scene from Narnia, I am beginning to think of spring and flowers and wonderful, beautiful, yummy things. After all, Super Sow Sunday (For those who do not care AT ALL about Superbowl, except maybe the food. And the commercials.) has officially come and… Read More Free Shipping on Seeds with Botanical Interests!
The first of our harvest is starting to trickle in. Red and golden beets were on the menu tonight! This year has been a rough one for me in the garden world. My motivation to garden just hasn’t been there this year. I didn’t start my seeds exactly on time, I didn’t fertilize the raised… Read More Red and Golden Beets and Greens
So after months of not having the site up and dealing with our web host, we are back up and running! Right in time for the start of harvest time and back to school planning! Fall is coming. And it’s my happy time of year. So much to do, but how fresh and crisp everything… Read More The site is back up!
So it seems that everyone, everywhere, is posting pictures of green grass and flowers poking through the soft, springtime dirt… except me. This is what my garden beds look like. Yes, that is a raised garden bed. In the spring. This photo was taken yesterday, March 27. Last year on March 31, I planted peas,… Read More The Winter that Will Not Die
This year I have been reluctant to plant. I don’t think I have ever felt this unmotivated to start in the spring. We are in a super busy season of life and things have been a bit crazy. HOWEVER….I went to the 2nd annual Free The Seeds Event about a week ago and finally got… Read More Seed Trays, Seedlings, New Growth!