What Happened in My Garden: October 2020

My tomatoes and okra did not disappoint this month, but their days are numbered. We’re now growing deeper into fall and that means my garden is beginning to wane. This will be the last garden update for 2020. I hope to see y’all tune in for next spring! I haven’t even cleared out my gardenContinue reading “What Happened in My Garden: October 2020”

Tips For Making Jam

Making my own jam is one of the things that helps me feel better about saying good bye to my garden for the year. It is now halfway through October. It’s crazy how fast this year has flown. It seems like we jumped from the peak of summer to a month into fall in theContinue reading “Tips For Making Jam”

What Happened In My Garden: September 2020

September is now over! Fall has begun and my garden continues to change. For starters my tomatoes have completely taken over! They seem to get bigger every day. I try to prune them once every other week to control disease and try to get better airflow and within a week they’ve completely regrown. I’ll probablyContinue reading “What Happened In My Garden: September 2020”

The Perks Of Using Your Own Compost

Compost can be a huge asset to your garden! Compost has so many benefits when used in the garden. From increasing organic material, nutrient levels, and water holding capacity to encouraging micro and macro organisms to live in your soil. Compost is all around an incredible asset to your garden. Compost can be sourced fromContinue reading “The Perks Of Using Your Own Compost”

People Who’ve Inspired Me

Inspiration is a resource that can come from many sources. Everyone who has gardened or is gardening would probably tell you they had someone who inspired them. Someone who showed them what gardening could bring. Someone who gave them the push they needed. I’m no different. My first inspiration is always my mom. I grewContinue reading “People Who’ve Inspired Me”

What Happened In My Garden: August 2020

Another month of my first year gardening independently is on the books! August has now come and gone. A lot happened and in so many ways the garden and I grew. That’s one of the biggest perks to gardening. It’s never just your garden that grows and develops. You will find yourself growing so muchContinue reading “What Happened In My Garden: August 2020”

The Importance of Growing a Community

Forming a growing a community around you is almost as important as actually growing your food. One great way to initially build a community is to join Facebook groups. I’m a part of three gardening groups on Facebook and I love them. They provide an easy way to access advice and support. Not only canContinue reading “The Importance of Growing a Community”

Breaking Down the Expectation for Produce to Be Pretty

Produce does not have to be perfect or pretty to be edible. Food waste is a huge problem in not only the U.S., but around the world. It is a nearly completely avoidable issue given that everyone involved from the top down works together. Food waste not only hurts the planet and furthers the problemContinue reading “Breaking Down the Expectation for Produce to Be Pretty”

Why You Should Save Seeds

Seed saving can not only increase longevity of your garden and save you money, but it is also a very rewarding experience. When first thinking about saving your seeds it can seem a bit overwhelming. Questions like how to do it right and what seeds will be good to save, as well as what theContinue reading “Why You Should Save Seeds”