growing in raised garden beds

Interviews with Cindy Rajhel of Home Grown Fun

Host Mike Podlesny of the Vegetable Gardening Podcast talks with Cindy about innovative school gardens and making your own fertilizers and soil amendments. Host Dave...
Coffee grounds in the garden

HOW TO MAKE Potting Soil with Eggshells and Coffee Grounds

Learn how to use leftover eggshells and coffee grounds to supplement your supply of potting soil! If...
Should You Chit Potatoes

3 Reasons to Chit Potatoes – Is Chitting Necessary?

Chit Potatoes Is chitting just busy work for passionate gardeners? Honest gardening folk would NEVER waste time doing mindless chores to avoid grocery shopping, cleaning...
tomato blight and tomato blossom end rot

Five Things To Do To Your Tomatoes RIGHT NOW

Use these five tips NOW for healthy tomato plants. Combat disease, prevent pests and catch problems before they take hold. Stop adding nitrogen fertilizers....
Sow Seed Early OUTSIDE

HOW TO Start Seeds EARLY OUTSIDE – Seed Starting Tips and Tricks

Too busy to start seeds indoors? Don't have a sunny south facing window or enough artificial lighting to properly grow seedlings inside? Or maybe...
recipe homemade deodorant

HOW TO Make Homemade Deodorant with Essential Oils that lasts up to 2 days!

Chemical-free deodorant is becoming a highly sought after product. I recently bought a "natural" brand of deodorant with hopes that it would be close...
Get rid of white marks on table

Remove White Spots on Wood

I've got a quick solution to remove white marks on wood. I used my dining room table with a blanket on top to iron a...

Homemade Dry Shampoo – Chemical Free and Non-Irritating

Are dry shampoo sprays bad for you? Good question. I cannot prove that all dry shampoo products are unhealthy. However, after our own personal, scary...
Grow a Winter Garden

Winter Garden Update

OK, we're supposed to have our crops established before the cold weather hits. Despite this best practice, my veggies are growing and we have...
Choosing Healthy Tomato Plants

How To Buy Tomato Plants – Common Mistakes to Avoid

Avoid these mistakes when buying tomato plants this spring. Think of it like the Seven Dwarfs but with modified spelling, different names and no...