A well-designed potager is a functional family vegetable garden eloquently disguised as an ornamental flower bed.
Recycling in the Vegetable Garden
Home vegetable gardens make recycling easy. Not only will you feel good that you are recycling, but your garden will thrive, as well.
Planning a Vegetable Garden with Meals in Mind
Now that I’m looking at expanding our garden, I want to keep in mind my meal plans as I choose which vegetables to grow. Here are a few ideas I’m going to try!
Winter Planning for Spring (and Summer!) Vegetable Gardens
Winter is the perfect time to research and plan for your spring and summer vegetable garden. Coming up with a realistic plan not only saves you time and money, but it gives you peace of mind as you move forward into the warmer months.
Piccalilli – Green Tomato Relish
Like so many of us with gardens, you are probably gazing at those tomatoes just waiting for them to turn red. Well wait no longer! Green tomatoes don’t have to sit on the vine, and you can do more than fry them. Enjoy this unique relish called Piccalilli, from Backyard Homestead Adventure. I never even knew […]
Grow Vegetables in the Shade
Do you have a shady garden? I do. While it’s not full shade, the lovely Japanese maple tree in my yard gives us dappled sunshine for most of the day. Combine that with the big cedar tree behind our house, and we have a fair bit of shade. While we love the location of […]
Grow a Licorice Garden: Black Licorice Flavored Plants
Who loves licorice? I do! I do! Ever since I was a child, chewing on my parents’ fennel bushes, I’ve been enchanted by the sweet flavor of black licorice. It seems that this flavor is very much a matter of personal taste: some love it, others can’t stand it. I’m in the first club. Cilantro, […]
Seed Saving: Plant a Seedy Garden This Year
What’s all of this talk about gardening? Didn’t it just turn into winter? Well, a gardener’s work is never done. When we’re not out in the garden, we’re inside the house plotting and planning. At this time of the year, our thoughts turn to seeds and plans for the new year’s garden. If you’re […]
Building a Cedar Raised-Bed Planter – Backyard Botanical Gardening System Review
We shop at Sam’s Club all the time – with five kids, what do you expect? It’s a monthly journey to stock up on the stuff we need and take a look at what Sam’s Club has going on. Right now they have some incredible outdoor living items available, including this cedar raised-bed planter – their Backyard Botanical Complete Gardening System.
Assessing Your Garden and Making Plans
Plan for a successful gardening season. What vegetables will you grow this year, and how will you make sure that you get the garden produce that you need?
Garden Planning: How Much Do You Eat?
How much garden produce does your family eat? Plan the spring garden in a few easy steps.