For all of the hype about square foot gardening and raised beds, when two of my sisters, both avid and experienced gardeners (better than I am) stopped by last week, we had a little discussion and all decided that raised beds and square foot gardening is less productive and harder than the time … [Read more...] about Why I Quit Square Foot Gardening and Went Back To Rows (11 Reasons)
The harvest is starting to come in and I still don't have my root cellar framed in and ready to go - been on the project list for a couple of years now. The last couple of years I have been storing my winter vegetables in old apple crates, broken wash baskets, whatever I could get my hands on … [Read more...] about Root Cellar Storage Bins
I bought this little garden shed off of Craigslist a couple of years ago for $50. Surprisingly it has never tipped over in any of the storms even though I did not secure it in any way. It has withstood below zero weather, mountains of snow, and has proved itself handy in the garden. But I just … [Read more...] about Reorganizing the Garden Shed – $0
Sometimes stuff happens and the garden becomes a low priority. I'm writing this with a variety of scenarios in mind... A SHTF situation, you bug out, come back a week or two later and NEED that garden to produce. A personal SHTF situation and you come back and are overwhelmed by the weeds. … [Read more...] about Weeding Your Garden – The “Quick and Dirty” Way
On April 17th just north of the Twin Cities there was 15 inches of snow. To refuse to get down about continuing snow I decided to bring in the first harvest of the year. Parsnips! Very early last spring I got that heavenly nudge to learn to grow parsnips. I had never even eaten parsnips much less … [Read more...] about Can You Overwinter Parsnips?
When I was a little girl, a yearly ritual was when my Mother took us all out to hunt for blackcaps. Blackcaps are those delicious little wild raspberries that pop up everywhere. Blackcaps like sun and usually grow on the edge of the woods. Horses and cattle eat berry plants, so they usually … [Read more...] about How To Grow Black Cap Raspberries (Easy DIY)