You don’t have to own acres of farmland to enjoy the benefits of gardening. Growing your own food and enjoying some fresh flowers can be done even with just a few patio pots if need be, but even a small patch of dirt can change your life for the better. Gardening is the number one hobby in the country, and its popularity is growing as more people discover the joys of growing their own organic food.
Check out some of the biggest benefits of starting your own backyard garden patch: Continue reading
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Today was the first day I really dug my hands into the soil for quite some time. I’ve been putting it off for a few reasons — mostly because of the weather, but also because I’ve felt conflicted about whether or not I should invest the time when we will hopefully be moving in the next couple of months.
However, the soil still calls asking me to dip my hands in, refresh my immune system, and connect with the Earthly energies. I couldn’t resist.
A lot of today was just clean-up. I was very pregnant last fall and didn’t get the beds taken care of the way that I should have.
There were also little surprise tasks like baby garlic plants ready to be separated and begin life anew. Hopefully somebody will be able to harvest these culinary delights in the fall!
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Today I’m happy to announce the debut of a new ebook, Farm to Table Through the Year: 12 Months of Fresh Food From the Garden. This helpful book is a collection of growing tips, recipes, and inspiration for each of the 12 months of the year. Continue reading
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