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!
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
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
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]