Gardening on My Mind

For the couple of days the weather has been so much milder that I am getting excited about spring! I’ve been walking around singing a song in my head. Well, my version of a song anyway. The melody is Georgia on my Mind but the title of my song is Gardening on my Mind!

Gardening on my mind

Gardening on My Mind

Get Ready for Garden Season!

Every year in the late summer I swear I’m not going to garden the next season. And every winter around this time I get really excited about the vegetable garden I’m going to have in the spring. It may seem early to even think about gardening but, by the time I order seeds, have them delivered, and get them going strong it will be time to put many things into the garden.

Believer it or not it's time to get ready for garden season!

Get Ready for Garden Season!

Garden Things to do in Winter

I originally posted this last March and it’s amazing how accurate it is today! Just like in March, we’ve had two snowstorms very close together. And I’m still not able to escape winter with a quick trip to the Bahamas so I’m back to dreaming about summer and doing what I can to be ready when garden season comes around again.

Garden things you can do in winter

Garden Things to do in Winter

Flavor Inspired Container Herb Gardens

 

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I originally posted this about 5 months ago but my son and I dug up some of my herbs from the garden yesterday. I’ll keep them in pots over the winter so I’ll have fresh herbs all winter. In the spring they’ll go back to the garden. I thought you might want to make flavor inspired container herb gardens, too.

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Fun Facts about Fruits & Vegetables

There’s nothing more rewarding to me than being able to tell my family that they’re eating things I’ve grown in my garden. And the longer I garden the more interested I become in the history of the vegetables and fruit I grow. I use heirloom seeds so the past is closely linked to the produce we’re eating. But there were things about vegetables and fruits that surprised me. Did you know…

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Waiting for Vegetables

I’ve mentioned I am not a patient person. I’d like everything to happen right now. It’s no different with my garden. I plant seeds and want them to instantly pop up their little green heads. Then, after I’ve waited and waited for them to grow, I want them to produce vegetables at the speed of light. This waiting thing is driving me crazy.

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Reasons for Having a Vegetable Garden

Like most people who start growing their own vegetables I had a few reasons to start my garden. I wanted fresh, organic, healthy produce and I wanted to save money. When my husband got cancer it became even more important to grow my own vegetables. I don’t want to feed him any GMO vegetables!

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