Easiest Fruits and Veggies for Beginners| Beginning Gardener| Gardening| Gardening for Beginners

Hey guys! My sister and I were talking the other day about the easiest things to grow in the garden. And since everyone is in garden planning/planting mode right now, I thought this would be a timely post 🙂 Before I get started, let me just say, I live in southern Kansas in planting zone 6b.  This means that our last frost date is April 15 and our first frost date is October 15.  I have a pretty long growing season, but I also deal with lots of major heat in the summer!   Usually onceREAD MORE

Plant potatoes without digging! #potato #gardening

How to Plant Potatoes without Digging Love eating garden fresh potatoes, but hate the digging in the dirt process?  Yeah, me, too! Wish it was easier?  Me, too 😉 I’ve got the solution for you! So, years ago when I planted my first potato crop, I did it the very traditional way. I planted on St. Patrick’s Day (that’s the prevailing ideal day over here in southern Kansas), and I dug holes and hilled dirt on top. Guess what happened? It got cold and rainy and my seed potatoes rotted in the ground! The nextREAD MORE

weed free garden

Update for 2020: I still use this same method to expand my garden! If I skimp on steps (like no cardboard underneath), the weeds manage to find a way to grow! That being said- don’t beat yourself up if you don’t follow my method perfectly. Gardens are an evolving work in progress and should be enjoyed and celebrated 🙂 Are weeds getting the best of you and your garden?  Ever wondered if there was a way to get rid of them?  Is it truly possible to have a weed free garden? Yes, it is. ButREAD MORE

Want an awesome garden? Start prepping in the fall for spring planting! Learn about my 6 top tips for getting your garden ready for spring.

This post contains Amazon affiliate links.  See my disclosure here.  Thanks for supporting my blog! OK, fellow gardeners, it’s mid-October and Kansas just had their first (and earliest!!) freeze! It’s time to start putting our gardens to bed for the year and getting them prepped for spring planting! Now, I must admit, this is one of my least favorite gardening chores.  It’s usually chilly out and who likes pulling dead plants and unstaking tomato cages, right?? But, while I’m doing it, I’m already planning for next year 🙂 So, let’s start prepping for spring, shallREAD MORE

Learn all about what to do AFTER your seedlings emerge! #gardening #seedlings #seedstarting

If you read part one, then you should already have your seeds in their containers ready to start growing, right? But what do you do with them after they come up? Well, your work is far from over! This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure here. In my opinion, planting is the easy part- it’s the nurturing them after they emerge that gets a little trickier! So, let’s learn together what you need to do to successfully grow your plants to transplanting size! I. Seedlings Emerge Nurturing your baby plants Once your seedlingsREAD MORE

Want to get a jump on your garden this year? Learn how to start your own seeds! Gardening| Seed Starting| Homesteading #gardening #seedstarting #startingseeds #homesteading|

Part 1- Equipment and Planting Seed starting… the only way gardeners trick Mother Nature into making spring come sooner, right?? It helps stave off those winter blues and lets us use up some of that early spring energy that always hits us right around February! Can I get an “Amen!”?? Well, I have finally taken the time and done some extensive research that I’m going to share with you on all the ins and outs of starting your own seeds! Seriously, I have pages of notes that I organized into an actual outline (took meREAD MORE