There’s this great article in Modern Farmer about mushroom extracts being used to help treat colony collapse disorder, and it got me thinking. If we help Mama Nature along by setting up the best of situations in our yards, then …..
It’s been another amazing year with these heirloom North American native perennial onions. They’re easy to propagate, don’t need fertilizer, and are pest resistant. They’re super easy to grow organically. I’m getting very creative with them; we haven’t bought onions …..
With all the chemicals in commercial lotions these days, I’m truly grateful for this method I adapted from Rosemary Gladstar’s lovely book, Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health. My skin loves this herbal lotion, and I love knowing exactly what’s in …..
On my daily walk about the yard today, I found these herb friends just coming out of their winter sleep. To my neighbors, most of these guys are weeds but to my family they’re superstars of the spring garden, providing …..
My seedlings are growing, we’ve had some warm days, and I’m itching to play in the dirt! I love spring planting time; we’ve kept ourselves busy indoors and out as we dreamed of warmer – and longer – days. INDOORS: …..
The garden holds many surprises. I’m sharing my seed-saving tips for cabbage-type plants again, with an update on one incredible “dwarf” Blue Curled Kale plant. Our beautiful 3-year-old kale plant – July 25, 2013. Never did I expect …..
Lettuce is a cool season annual. When the weather turns hot, it becomes bitter and inedible so here in Kansas lettuce season is nearly over. Since we still have lots of lettuce in the garden, I’m keeping it tender and sweet …..
OH, BRRR…..The first day of Spring brought Winter weather this year. Back in January when I optimistically started my cold-season crops, I thought this was the week I’d move everyone outdoors. But here in Kansas City, we’re experiencing snow and …..
Lettuce blossoms and seeds Lettuce is a common fresh food and very easy to grow. It makes sense to allow a few lettuce plants to go to seed in the garden and claim your independence from purchased seed. Saving lettuce …..