The State of the Garden {A Tour}: July 2013

The State of the Garden (A Tour) July 2013 FoodforMyFamily.com

A quick tour of our backyard gardens, which got off to a late start due to the inclement weather we had this spring, but are now finally in full swing. I think it’s about time I shared the ever changing landscape of my backyard. We started the summer with a plan to build a shed, […]

How to Make a Seedling Tray Out of Recycled Products

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Here in the Midwest, there is still snow on the ground, but temperatures are on the rise, and it’s time to start thinking about gardens and, more importantly, getting seedlings started. We’ll be starting our seedlings indoors because the temperatures still drop below freezing at night, and to do this, we’ll need to build a […]

Green Does My Garden Grow: Preparing for Next Year

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When I considered what I would plant in my garden in the spring after Ole had finished placing each and every rock around the bed, I really just picked things that I liked. I didn’t do much planning or thoughtful introspection. I knew I wanted a kitchen garden, a potager, and already had my herbs […]

Planting an Herb Garden…in a Pot.

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I have a relatively large backyard for living in an urban area, yet my herb gardens live in pots. There are many reasons for this, but I first became a believer in the potted herbs after my first attempt at growing them. I had purchased seedlings and planted them hoping to serve more flavorful dishes […]