“Don’t tell me the sky is the limit, there are footprints on the moon!”
Sowing seeds according to the phases of the moon is often thought of as a bit of garden folklore that’s practiced by a few and discarded as irrelevant by many. Scientists have studied the effects of the moon’s force on [...]
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside,
somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God.
Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be
and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst [...]
The time is winter as it nears its end and objects remain
each flake takes hand
with its brother
until spring returns and sweeps them away.
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To everything there is a season, a time to sow and a time to reap…
You have all of your seeds and perhaps a touch of spring fever. Now, after poring over seed catalogs, reading up on best garden practices and gathering pots…you’re ready to grow! Not [...]
One of the challenges to growing an organic garden is finding natural solutions to garden problems like damaging insects. The birds are adept at keeping populations of many insects to a minimum, but in the case of pests like ants, aphids and spider mites the birds are not of much help. What else can be [...]
Are you looking for an easy garden project to occupy your time while early sown seeds germinate and snows melt away? Seed tapes are the answer. They’re super-simple to make, use everyday items in your home and make sowing small seeds like lettuces and flowers a snap! Seed tapes are simply paper strips with seeds [...]
When it comes to our organic gardens, I’m very careful about what I use on the plants and in the soil. A lot of products use the word “natural” but when I look closely at the company and product they don’t live up to the label. With the current trend in home gardening [...]
Winter returned last night and sighed its snowy flakes over the yard. I’m tempted to grumble but can’t seem to muster the strength. It’s too beautiful. The birds this morning are unfazed, even excited as they flit from branch to feeder and then off again. Watching them this morning I made [...]
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
A farewell to seasons past…
and hope for the coming spring.
Melancholy of songbirds gone…
and joy for those who [...]
~If you want to be incrementally better: Be competitive.
If you want to be exponentially better: Be cooperative.~
One of the things I love most about gardening is the way it draws people together. United by a common passion for starting, growing and using vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers we gardeners [...]