Potatoes in a Bucket

Potatoes in a Bucket

I started out planting my potatoes in the ground. Unfortunately, I noticed that we have a drainage problem and way too much rain this spring and my potatoes never came up. I suspect they rotted from all the water. I decided to re-plant the potatoes but this time to...
Fruit Trees

Fruit Trees

Along with setting out the garden for the first time this year, I decided as well to add some fruit trees to the backyard. We have plenty of room and in a few years we should be able to have some fruit from the backyard as well as vegetables. I planted three apple...
Garden Update – end of April

Garden Update – end of April

The weather here has been less than cooperative. It is either raining buckets or flirting with frost. Somewhat late for us to be having frost events. Needless to say it has really changed my schedule with the garden and had me running out to cover the strawberries a...
Garden Layout

Garden Layout

  I did as much research as possible before setting up how I wanted the garden laid out. I tried to put things near each other that were companions and away from each other that didn’t get along well. Below is the layout that I have for my garden this year....
Starting Seeds Indoors

Starting Seeds Indoors

I decided to start some of my seeds indoors to transplant out in the garden in a few weeks. I thought it would be fun for the kids to watch the plants come to life. I purchased two 72 cell seed starting kits from Burpee Gardening and decided last Saturday I would...
Ye of Little Faith – My Garden Experiment

Ye of Little Faith – My Garden Experiment

In all of my research with Rheumatoid Arthritis, I have noticed that most try to eat better and healthier. I would love to purchase all organic fruits and vegetables but from a price standpoint, I don’t feel that is practical. I decided that since I live in Zone 6,...