Gardening

Black Plastic Mulch: Weed Free Gardening

Black Plastic Mulch: Weed Free Gardening

A couple years ago, after a sob session about my very large garden once again being taken over by weeds, a friend shared with me her tactic for keeping a weed free garden for over 20 years: black plastic mulch. We decided to try it […]

The Only Way a Garden Will Save You Money

The Only Way a Garden Will Save You Money

  As a homesteader there is nothing more satisfying than looking down at a plate of food you have raised yourself. Don’t you just love when your salad is made of homegrown greens? Or when you’re eating garden fresh salsa made from ingredients you harvested […]

Honey Badger Gloves: Gardening With Claws

Honey Badger Gloves: Gardening With Claws

So, I’ve got something here that makes me feel a little bit rockstar in the garden. Gloves with claws, y’all. GLOVES. WITH. CLAWS. I was sent a pair of Honey Badger Gloves gloves in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine because yo, […]

Seeds for Generations: An Amazing Family Business

Seeds for Generations: An Amazing Family Business

I love to hear stories about families working together, so a family business that works to provide heirloom seeds for your garden certainly catches my attention. Enter the fabulous folks at Seeds for Generations. I recently talked to Jason at Seeds for Generations about the […]

How To Ripen Green Tomatoes

How To Ripen Green Tomatoes

When it’s time to clean out your garden for the year, you might be left with a lot of green tomatoes. What in the world do you do with green tomatoes? Well, you have a couple different options… Green Tomatoes: Eat Them! As a Minnesota […]

How To Build a Garden Gate Using a Kreg jig

How To Build a Garden Gate Using a Kreg jig

Choosing to fence a garden means you need a gate to get in. Here’s how to build a garden gate using a nifty tool called a Kreg Jig. Step 1: Measure for the gate you’ll need. First, measure the length and width of the opening […]