How to Grow Store Bought Potatoes

How to Grow Store Bought Potatoes

All about how to grow store bought potatoes! Don't let those sprouted potatoes go to waste - here's how to plant them and grow even more potatoes!  We've all done it! We've left those potatoes in the back of the cupboard and forgotten them. By the time that we...

How to Make a Seed Starting Soil Mix

How to Make a Seed Starting Soil Mix

A special seed starting soil mix allows your seeds to grow under the best conditions possible! And, it’s easy and affordable to make your own seed starting soil mix at home - here’s how!   Why exactly do you need a special seed starting soil mix? I must admit...

10 Fall Chores to Prepare your Garden for Winter

10 Fall Chores to Prepare your Garden for Winter

Do these 10 fall chores to prepare your garden for winter, increase your soil's health, and set your organic garden up for success!   The summer garden season has finally come to close! Time to relax and enjoy the bounty of your harvest… almost! But first, we...

Everything You Need to Know About Fall Gardening

Everything You Need to Know About Fall Gardening

Don't put your seed packets away just because the crisp fall air has arrived! Fall is a great time to garden! Here's everything you need to know about how, when and what to plant to have a beautiful and productive fall garden! Here in Idaho, there is already a tinge...

The Truth About Growing Your Own Food

The Truth About Growing Your Own Food

Growing your own food is an exciting and wonderful adventure! But there's more to it than just planting a garden. If you want to be successful, you will need to make some lifestyle changes as well! I remember being a new homesteader and wondering what homesteading...

GMO or Hybrid: What’s the difference?

GMO or Hybrid: What’s the difference?

Home gardeners: Do you know the difference between a GMO and a hybrid? Lately, I've seen a lot of discussion about seeds, especially pertaining to what a GMO is and if it's the same thing as a hybrid. Frankly, I'm glad to see this discussion happening!  It's important...

Weeds Are Not the Enemy: 10 Benefits of Weeds

Weeds Are Not the Enemy: 10 Benefits of Weeds

It seems like weeds couldn't possibly serve any beneficial purpose, right? Think again! The benefits of weeds are actually quite impressive! ** I may receive a commission at no additional cost to you from purchases made through links in this article. Full Disclosure...

How to Test Soil Texture for a Better Garden

How to Test Soil Texture for a Better Garden

Test the texture of your garden soil using these easy at-home DIY soil texture test! No fancy supplies are needed, and you'll have your results within a few hours! If you want a beautiful garden that will grow you lots of food, you’ve got to start with good soil....