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”

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”

Turmeric Squash Soup

This soup is wonderful enjoyed hot or cold. Soups are a super easy summer dish to make. This recipe combines winter squash that matured in my garden this month and spices like turmeric and pepper. This week I was looking to create an easy slow cooker recipe. I was super busy and did not haveContinue reading “Turmeric Squash Soup”

Southern Summer Slow Cooker Vegetable Rice

Delicious summer vegetables make this slow cooker rice a hit! We’re now halfway into our month of slow cooker meals. I have really enjoyed coming up with and trying these amazing recipes. I truly hope y’all have been enjoying them just as much as I have. This week’s recipe is a downright delicious rice recipe.Continue reading “Southern Summer Slow Cooker Vegetable Rice”

What Happened in My Garden: July 2020

July can be one of the hardest, yet most rewarding, months of the warm growing season. Not going to lie, July is a hard month in Delaware. Pests and disease are at their peak and it can often seem like your garden is just dying before your eyes. I know I felt that. From vineContinue reading “What Happened in My Garden: July 2020”

Why Your Garden Needs Calcium

Calcium is one of the vital nutrients your plants need to flourish, and it’s important to prevent a deficiency in your garden. Calcium is one of the essential micro-nutrients that every garden needs. It prevents fruit from rotting as well as altering the makeup of soils with a high amount of clay. Many problems canContinue reading “Why Your Garden Needs Calcium”

Starting My Cool Season Garden

It’s now nearly the end of July which means I have to start preparing my garden for the fast approaching cool season. The transition from warm season to cool season is always a tricky one. While it is still very hot this time of year in Delaware, I can’t delay starting my garden too long,Continue reading “Starting My Cool Season Garden”

Your Garden Won’t Always Be Pretty and That’s Alright

We all experience a time when our garden is downright ugly! There will inevitably be a a point at which your garden will decline. It may turn downright ugly! However don’t be discouraged it’s totally normal. Unexpected things happen. Maybe it’s an intense storm. Maybe it’s a really bad period of drought. Maybe it’s justContinue reading “Your Garden Won’t Always Be Pretty and That’s Alright”