My First Garden Wasn’t a Garden at All

Last month when I finished up my second garden addition of 2021, I was reminded of the first garden I ever built. Do you remember your first garden? I didn’t actually grow anything in that first garden, but it was my own design and my own little piece of land to take care of. OneContinue reading “My First Garden Wasn’t a Garden at All”

The Best Way to Control Garden Weeds

Let’s get real. We’re about 3 weeks past our frost date in our zone, and I know some of you might be ready to throw in the towel. I saw several brand new gardens last weekend that were about to be completely consumed in weeds, so you’re not alone. Remember how you carefully chose yourContinue reading “The Best Way to Control Garden Weeds”

Garden Notes | Fall ’19

Welcome to Procrastination Station! Here it is, January of 2020. I’ve been thinking ahead and sketching plans for this year’s garden & new landscaping. While drawing my plans and doing research, a thought would usually slip in– “Finish your notes from 2019 before you forget.” Well, I haven’t forgotten most of it (*cringe*), so hereContinue reading “Garden Notes | Fall ’19”

July 2019 | A Good Garden May Have Some Weeds

We went on a camping trip at the end of May and weeds TOOK OVER while we were gone. It took me a MONTH to catch up to the point where the garden looked respectable. Mostly quickgrass, crabgrass, purslane and the occasional dandelion. Fun fact about purslane– it can produce over 2,000,000 seeds per plant.Continue reading “July 2019 | A Good Garden May Have Some Weeds”

Garden Notes | Early Spring ’19

It’s seed time! On March 29, B and I planted a whole tray of sweet peppers (just to be safe– we’re definitely not planting that many in the garden.) Half of the tray is designated to Burpee’s California Wonder, and half is for Burpee’s Long Pepper blend. 11 days later… LIFE! Isn’t it beautiful?! TheContinue reading “Garden Notes | Early Spring ’19”

Building Our Gardens

I’ve been squeezing in some garden planning for next spring. I’ve been going over my plans and notes from the last couple of years– laughing at failures and making improvements. 2016 I had big goals for our first garden. Speaking of making improvements, before I could plant the garden of my December 2016 dreams, weContinue reading “Building Our Gardens”