fresh green beans on bush

Our Harvest & A Recipe For Canning Green Beans

July 2, 2012 Kendra 14

My garden has FINALLY produced enough green beans that I won’t have to buy any to can this year! Yay!! I even have enough to play with. Anyone have any favorite green bean recipes to share?! Here’s one you might like to try…

artichoke plants

Artichoke Pests: Earwigs

May 2, 2012 Kendra 13

Artichoke plants have a common enemy- the earwig. There are a few tricks to getting them to leave your globes alone… or you could just do what I did 😉

Protecting Garden Plants From Frost

Frost Warning!

April 11, 2012 Kendra 4

A danger of frost could be a serious threat to the tender seedlings in your garden. Here’s what I do to protect my plants on freezing night…

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Companion Planting For Grapes

April 9, 2012 Kendra 9

Since we recently put in several new grape vines, I did a little research on which plants are the best to plant with grapes. I also found out what NOT to plant near them.

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Book Review: The Edible Front Yard

April 4, 2012 Kendra 0

If you’ve been interested in creating an edible garden in your front (or back!) yard, this is the book you need to get inspired and on your way to enjoying your own personal Eden!

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How To Make Witch Hazel Astringent

April 4, 2012 Kendra 30

Witch Hazel grows in many places throughout the US, and is easily harvested for a homemade astringent. This beautiful shrub would make a great addition to any homestead!

How To Use Lemon Balm

April 3, 2012 Kendra 14

I bet you never knew how many uses there are for lemon balm!! From cooking, and healing, to cosmetics and cleaning sprays… this plant can do it all!