Garden Pests, Uncategorized

Ladybug Raising: Beneficial Gardening Meets Early Education

It is early in the gardening season but, oh no, I’ve already spotted the damage. Several leaves are getting spotty. It could be aphids, or spider mites, or white flies…oh my! I need to call in reinforcements! Take a look at what happened after I found a lady bug in the back of my yard… Continue reading Ladybug Raising: Beneficial Gardening Meets Early Education

Easy Gardening, Garden to table, gardening, gardening and inspiration, sprouting new seeds, Uncategorized

We Planted Lima Beans For Memory Sake

I must have been about 10 years old when I learned what a Lima Bean was and tasted it after picking it right off an organic vine in my Grandpa’s backyard garden. Little did I know how these brief childhood experiences would impact me for a lifetime. 


Gardening With Children is Messy; Do it Anyway.

My daughter has been "helping" me in the garden since she was one year old. I may have learned a little bit about plant spacing, pruning, covering exposed soil with mulch to prevent weeds, weeding, etc; but gardening with a toddler is kind of like gardening with Curious George.   

Easy Gardening, sprouting new seeds

Grow Your Own Salad: It’s Easier Than You Think!

If you have a complete set of salad bowls and they all say Kool Whip on the side, you might be a redneck. –Jeff Foxworthy This post includes affiliate links to products I use in my garden and trust. I receive a small commission on sales for helping the seller but my readers still receive… Continue reading Grow Your Own Salad: It’s Easier Than You Think!

Garden to table, Recipes

Tamales, it’s been too long!

Cooking and gardening involve so many disciplines: math, chemistry, reading, history. David Chang As promised, I’m going to show you my homemade tamales made with garden fresh green salsa. I can’t take credit for this recipe; my source is “Simply Mexican” by Lourdes Castro. Let’s get started. You will need: A package of corn husks… Continue reading Tamales, it’s been too long!