Ten Benefits of growing in Raised Beds and Why We Have Raised Beds in our Garden

Our first season on our homestead we put in a small and simple traditional garden.  We borrowed a rototiller, picked what we thought was an ideal spot for the garden, and planted away.  My goal for the season was to grow a modest crop of tomatoes, zucchini, beans, cucumbers, and lettuce.  On paper and in […]

How to Build a Raised Garden Bed for Less Than $15.00

We do most of our gardening in raised beds – for us, this method works very well.  We average around 148 frost free growing days in our zone 5, upstate NY garden.  A short growing season, coupled with our poor draining, thick, heavy clay soil that is often waterlogged well into late May, means that […]

Harvesting and Preserving Dandelions – Roots, Leaves, and Flowers

To most people dandelions are a common weed and they don’t give them much thought.  To others, they are the bane of their existence and there’s little that they wouldn’t do to get rid of them from their yard.  I’m here to show you that dandelions are so much more than just a nuisance weed! […]