Gardening is work and good tools can make all the difference. I've spent a lot of money on garden tools through the years between rummage sales and buying new. Sometimes you think you have exactly what you need and you get it home and work with it, and well, it just doesn't perform as … [Read more...] about Bev’s Favorite Garden Tools
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
I can honestly say that I never truly realized the benefits of Stinging Nettle before. I can tell you that I have a pasture fence that borders my garden and the vegetables near that stand of Stinging Nettle always do seem to grow better. "It is to be hoped in this enlightened age that gardeners … [Read more...] about Stinging Nettle as a Companion Planting
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?