How to plant tomatoes to get maximum yields!

Ever wondered how gardeners grow those massively tall tomato plants that yield hundreds of pounds of produce? Yeah, I used to wonder that, too. But, through years of experimentation, I have a fool proof way to plant and then grow tomatoes (and peppers!  I use this exact method for them, too!) to get maximum yields! So, without further ado, here are my tomato planting secrets! How to Plant Tomatoes to Get Maximum Yields This post may contain affiliate links.  Check out our disclosure policy here. STEP 1 Start with a clean, well mulched garden. So,READ 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

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

Hey, fellow gardening friends! Update for 2020: I’m planning on expanding the amount of flowers in my garden this year!! I’ve got some new zinnia colors I can’t wait to try and my sunflowers will be out of control- on purpose! Get those flower seeds ordered and let’s all add some awesome color to our 2020 gardens, K??? 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, butREAD MORE

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

Hey! Who is ready for some warm, ripe, juicy red strawberries??? Nothing better than to pop a sweet berry directly from the garden into your mouth! I thought I’d give you the lowdown on how to properly plant strawberries! Before we get started, let me give you a little lesson on strawberries…. There are two main types- June bearing and everbearing. June bearing strawberries will give you one giant crop in the spring (which for us is the end of May). Everbearing strawberries will give you a big crop in the spring and a smallerREAD 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. 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

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