PLOWSHARE THURSDAY – My new best garden friend!

We are a natural farm. I am pretty sure that the pests – weeds and bugs – in the area know this. The reason I know this is because we have so many on our property. The bugs are controlled via natural methods: • Salt, soap, & vinegar solution. • Companion Planting. • Creative natural … Continue reading PLOWSHARE THURSDAY – My new best garden friend!

WHAT DOES THE GRANDMA SAY?

Spring Break stinks!  It is hard enough for a Grandma of 57 to care for her Grandson of 8 using regular daily routines.  Then the school system throws in all of these extra breaks. Every other Friday is only a half day.  Used to be the only “break” was during Christmas, now they have a … Continue reading WHAT DOES THE GRANDMA SAY?

WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND OUR GREENHOUSE? – Part 4 (last one)

Answers to all the little questions. I think the first three Saturday blogs answered the “Why did we do it?”     “What did we do it for?” and  “Why so big?” questions. This final bit of our greenhouse process will hopefully answer more questions.  Please feel free to write me if you have more after this! … Continue reading WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND OUR GREENHOUSE? – Part 4 (last one)

WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND OUR GREENHOUSE? – Part 3

How we set up the inside of our greenhouse and why? First, we were going to just dig in the ground – easiest right?  WRONG!  The bindweed from hell grows here.  I’m not sure you could call it growing, more like a hostile take-over!  It is aggressive, gets into everything, and doesn’t care what you … Continue reading WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND OUR GREENHOUSE? – Part 3

Just How Green Are You?

One of my fav all-around veggies is cabbage.  I am half Irish, and this is a must! (Mom would find a way to haunt me about it if I don’t!  Her side of the family has always been more fun…a bit off, but more fun!)  In honor of St. Patrick's day, my Farmer’s Almanac newsletter … Continue reading Just How Green Are You?

WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND OUR GREENHOUSE? – Part 2

How and why we decided to plant the way we do in the greenhouse: Once we knew that we wanted the greenhouse and that we wanted to make enough out of it to supplement future retirement income; we began researching different growing techniques. HYDROPONICS This was a fairly new fad that was popular at the … Continue reading WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND OUR GREENHOUSE? – Part 2

WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND OUR CHOICE TO BUILD A BIG GREENHOUSE?

I have had a ton of you (my lovely reader friends) asking a ton of questions about our greenhouse. Why did we do it? What do we do it for? Why Plants vs. flowers? Why inground instead of on tables? Why so big? Why build it ourselves vs. hiring a company? How do you keep … Continue reading WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND OUR CHOICE TO BUILD A BIG GREENHOUSE?