Grow Your Own Food | August 2023

Grow Your Own Food | August 2023

Grow Your Own Food | August 2023 Reflecting on this summer, there’s a stark contrast between the bountiful garden I had envisioned versus the reality that unfolded. The intense heat and my exciting new business venture kept me indoors more than expected, transforming my dream farm into what can best be described as a weedy…

Grow your own Food | May 2023

Grow your own Food | May 2023

In preparation for my April seminar, which fell on Earth Day weekend, I spent a lot of time researching environmental issues, and honestly, it made for a pretty depressing month. Eco-friendly has become a cliché term, but the more you learn, the more you’ll discover the importance of all of us stepping up to be…

Grow your own Food | April 2023

Grow your own Food | April 2023

Last month in the garden I focused on watering, planting warm-weather crops, training our new puppy, learning to cook from scratch, building up the compost bins and maintaining lots of grow bags! Watering It hasn’t rained in a long time. There’s still plenty of pond water available to water the plants, but there has been a significant…

Grow your own Food | March 2023

Grow your own Food | March 2023

It’s March!! Our long, cold winter has seemingly come to a sudden halt. If you want to grow a spring garden, you better start now before the brutal summer weather arrives. I spent this past month starting seeds, which up until now, is not something I have ever done properly. Seed starting just seemed too…

Grow your own Food | February 2023

Grow your own Food | February 2023

This year, winter was much colder and longer than we’ve ever experienced in our garden, which allowed us to plant and harvest so many cold-weather crops! Winter gardening is easy and so much fun! Root crops grow well in our sandy soil and the cold weather means less insect pressure and fewer plant issues. Plus, there’s…

Grow your own Food | January 2023

Grow your own Food | January 2023

I’ve always been fascinated by Geoff Lawton’s quote, “All the world’s problems can be solved in a garden” because well, it’s so true. Greening the Desert Geoff Lawton uses his gardening skills to solve problems on a large scale. He travels the world creating food forest gardens in malnourished and war-torn countries then teaches the…