Need help deciding what to do with your abundance of peppers? Learn about three options to preserve your garden harvest! #garden #peppers

Pepper Preservation Options Fall is here and gardeners everywhere are canning in overtime! Food preservation has been on my mind for the last couple months (gotta do something with all the garden goodies!), so I’m going to give you three totally different options for preserving your peppers! This post may contain affiliate links.  See my disclosure here.  Thanks for supporting my blog! Years ago, when I first started gardening, I was too chicken to do any canning, so I froze any of my garden surplus. Which totally works and brings me to my first (andREAD MORE

Learn 5 tips to maximize your garden space! #garden #gardening #homesteading #sustainableliving

Ever wanted to know how to grow a big garden in a small space? I’m sure many of you out there don’t have the option of a 2 acre garden, right? Well, I have a treat for you today! I interviewed my aunt Vanessa and took a tour of her AMAZING garden and brought back 5 awesome tips for you to maximize your garden space and get the most bang for your buck! A little background for you- Vanessa and her husband Lamuel live in a regular ranch style house on, what I would consider,READ MORE

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.  We both thought it would make a great post, so here it is 🙂 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!  It’s been in the mid- to upperREAD MORE

Homemade Tomato Soup| Canning Tomato Soup| Tomatoes| Gardening

Anybody else watching their tomato plants put on lots of green fruit?? Me, me! *hand raised* As I’m waiting for my first ripe tomatoes, my mind is already jumping ahead to canning season! Now, I’ll be honest, canning season is not my most favorite part of gardening.  I love the planting and the tending and the harvesting.  And I love seeing rows of colorful jars full of my season’s hard work lining my pantry shelves. But, the actual canning part? Yeah, not my most favorite. On that note, though, I have a fabulous, amazing, mouth-wateringREAD MORE

The Beginner's Guide to Planting Strawberries #strawberries #garden #gardening #beginnergardener #homesteading #fruit

Hey! How’s everybody’s summer going??  Is your garden game going strong??  I assume some of you northern gardeners are probably just really getting started and you southern gardeners are probably fighting the heat, right?  I know our weather here in zone 6b (south central Kansas) has been crazy.  It was SUPER cold in April (like still winter) and then turned off in the 90’s at the first of May!  I think Spring forgot us, lol 😉 In light of the fact that I had to replant my strawberries recently, I thought I’d give you theREAD MORE

You need to plant flowers in your vegetable garden! #flowers #vegetablegarden #garden #beginninggardener #homesteading

Hey, fellow gardening friends! I know I’ve been posting a lot of gardening stuff lately, but it is mid-May and that’s the main thing on my mind, lol!  I’ve got my potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, and green beans in the ground, but I still have sweet potatoes, Indian corn, watermelons and more strawberries to plant (my first set of strawberries died in our extreme Kansas weather!). What have you all be planting???  Tell me in the comments below! Today I wanted to talk about planting flowers for your vegetables. Yes, you read that right.  For yourREAD MORE