Composting Kitchen Scraps & Yard Trimmings

For a productive garden, I compost kitchen scraps and yard trimmings.  It really makes a difference in the quality of vegetables.  This composter is great for small gardens.


Seed Catalogs are Here!

Oh no, it’s that time again to be thinking of getting our gardens mapped out in our minds, if not on paper.  Companion planting, like planting tomatoes next to borage to repel hornworms, and marigolds or yarrow around the perimeter of your garden really works!  It feels great to grow our own vegetables for the winter and have the kitchen stocked!  Now, what about starting plants with good quality seed?  We buy the heirloom seed that is open-pollinated, meaning you can save it and replant it the following year. It is non GMO and untreated.  Plant your seeds inside or build a greenhouse that is not too large.  We looked at these two designs and combined them so the door from the rounded model was installed into our greenhouse that has a peak.