Gardening

dscn6894Who doesn’t love a garden? Well, I’m sure there are some who baulk at the idea of growing their own food and would rather live with the ease of simply buying it, but for the record, I’m not one of them. I love having a garden and passing the produce isles when I walk into the grocery store.

Unfortunately, over the last couple of years, I’ve learned that gardening isn’t just throwing some seeds into the dirt and watering  them. Gardening takes time, talent, and it’s definitely a learned skill. And, believe me, folks, I’m still learning….

Unfortunately, 2016 proved not to good on the garden front, but I’m planning for there to be more blog posts and what-not in 2017!

Click on the links for all my Gardening posts!

Happy Gardening!!

3 thoughts on “Gardening

  1. Hey! Have you ever heard of Back to Eden gardening or Lasagna gardening? Personally, we implement the Back to Eden garden, and I am continually amazed at how awesome it is. You can watch the documentary about it in this link: http://www.backtoedenfilm.com/ The documentary isn’t terribly fast-paced, but they explain why gardening with mulch is so important and beneficial. I always failed at any kind of gardening because I could never get the watering thing down or stay on top of weeds. It takes a few years for the soil to really build up, but it works really well. We can get wood chips from the county recycling center, but I know that other people will call a local tree removal company or things like that…there should be a way to get them for very cheap or free, though cost might depend on you being able to haul or not. Our recycle center (we are about 20-ish minutes away) will deliver a dump-truck load for a very reasonable price (around $60), or you can pick up loads with a trailer and I think there were different piles, some were free, others cost a little bit. As for raised beds, they require more water, since they are up higher and the water always drains down, and I’d definitely line the bottoms with a tight wire mesh if you are having issues with animals digging in from underneath. Lining the bottoms with something like layers of paper grocery bags or even landscaping fabric will help to keep grasses out. Hopefully this helps! Glad you aren’t discouraged 🙂

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