Sunflowers draw pollinators, look gorgeous, and make food for birds, and are edible. You can learn how to grow sunflowers with kids. You just need a few sunflower seeds, a patch of dirt and plenty of water and sunshine to grow a great sunflower garden.
Archive for Gardening
When you think of a vegetable garden, you probably think of tomatoes. I would say tomatoes are the number one most popular garden vegetable to grow in the home garden. I’m sure it’s because home grown tomatoes are so vastly better than store bought. But tomatoes can be finicky and difficult to grow. What are the easy to grow vegetable favorites for beginners?
Spend even more time in the garden with garden activities for kids. Getting kids in the garden teaches them so much. And the garden makes learning activities fun. The garden is full of teachable moments on it’s own, but adding pre-planned garden activities for kids helps round out kid’s learning even more. » Read more
Growing vegetables at home doesn’t have to be complicated. Gardening for beginners can be simple and fun. Home gardening is a great hobby that will give you plenty of fresh air and sunshine. Gardening is also great exercise. The best part of growing your own food is knowing where that food comes from.
The year before last we were super lazy about our fall gardening tasks and last year ended up being one of our worst garden years ever. Everything that happens in the garden teaches us. This helped me learn that fall garden tasks are some of the most important tasks for garden success.
I love getting homemade gifts from my friends. I love giving them too. It feels special to put a little of your heart into your gift as you work on producing it. The garden is overflowing with gifts year-round, but have you thought about growing and creating holiday gifts with the bounty your garden gives? There are so many holiday gifts to make from your garden, let’s check out a few here.
Man does my husband ever love hot peppers. We always try to grow them, but this year we have a bumper crop so we are working on preserving as many of our excess hot peppers as we can for later.
Grow your own garlic? Why would anyone want to grow garlic when it’s right there at the store? It might surprise you that they treat garlic with chemicals to keep it from sprouting? Do you know what those chemicals do to your body? Me either. No thanks.
When the garden decides to put out cucumbers, it REALLY decides to put them out. You can end up with a ton of excess cucumbers and that can get overwhelming. Are you wondering what to do with excess cucumbers? In a few weeks, there won’t be any available and you’ll be missing them like crazy. Check out some things you can do to get the most of them while they’re here.
There’s that certain time of the year when produce from your garden is drowning you from every side. What do you do with all the excess tomatoes your garden produces? You know in a few months, you’ll be longing for those delicious home-grown tomatoes again and they will be nowhere near.