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
Over the past week I have been pulling up plants that have gone by and no longer producing in the garden, and started planting a second round. Living in South Carolina the climate affords a pretty long growing season. Honestly - by this time of the year I am pretty sick of weeding and picking. We … [Read more...] about Seasonal Crop Rotation
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)
I am a true lover of Kentucky Wonder pole beans, I've been planting them for the last 30 years. They are a non-GMO bean so you can save your seeds. They are also wonderful for green bean teepees for the kids. I always inter-plant them with Morning Glories for a truly stunning arbor vine, but this … [Read more...] about Kentucky Wonder Pole Beans Are Awesome For A Bean Teepee!
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?
If you have a small garden plot and don't like digging it up every year, Three Sisters gardening may be for you! This is a Native American gardening technique that is at least 1,000 years old and can be varied to climate conditions. So, What Are The 3 Sisters? The Three Sisters are corn, beans, … [Read more...] about What Are the “Three Sisters?” [plus how to plant them]