New Tools of the Trade

Bulb Planter What's that saying? I missed you before I met you? Hello, Bulb Planter. This month I discovered this fantastic new gardening tool. I've been using it to plant everything from Thyme to Peppers. The bulb planter is a quick and easy way to plant and does not disturb the roots of nearby plants … Continue reading New Tools of the Trade

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June in the Veggie Garden

The nursery is empty and the gardens are full of life. While there is still much to be done, I've found its important to reflect and celebrate what has been accomplished in the season so far. First accomplishment. I haven't killed all my plants. Hooray! Second accomplishment. All of the plants made it successfully into … Continue reading June in the Veggie Garden

May Mayhem

Can you believe it's May already?! Where is the time going? I don't know about you but I've been extremely busy getting gardens prepped, plants watered, and planting whenever I can. April has been such a blur that I couldn't even remember the goals I set for myself. After a cup of tea and a … Continue reading May Mayhem

Growing Leeks

I've never grown Leeks before. That makes it a bit intimidating but also means I'm spending a lot of time researching them. What do they need? How do they grow? How should I start them? Starting Leeks There are a few varieties of leeks that require different growing seasons. Early season leeks are less hardy … Continue reading Growing Leeks

King of the North Pepper

The King of the North pepper is the best tasting pepper in my garden, hands down. I'm not a fan of most peppers. I think they have an odd flavor. But these peppers I could munch on. The King of the North is a mild, sweet pepper with an absolutely delicious flavor. This pepper's fruits … Continue reading King of the North Pepper

8 Newly Planted Beauties

My nursery is quickly running out of space and I'm starting to get this overwhelming feeling of despair. The end is near! Or rather the beginning. My nursery has kept what were once little seedlings and now flourished plants, alive for weeks. They are eager to get outside and I'm eager to get them there, … Continue reading 8 Newly Planted Beauties

Planting Seeds: Spinach

Three days ago, we received about 4 inches of snow. Yesterday and today it hit the 70's. Oh, Michigan. How I love this state. The sunny skies got me out of the house and into the garden. I worked on my layout, made sure my structure designs will work, and my personal favorite, planted spinach.  I … Continue reading Planting Seeds: Spinach

Outside Prep

Looking  around this afternoon, you never would have guessed that just yesterday we received 4 inches of snow. Mother Nature's last (most likely) attempt at winter. We are officially in Spring. The cool temperatures reminded me that it's time to get moving on my outdoor planting. According to the Michigan State University Extension office, now … Continue reading Outside Prep