Herbal Fall Harvest

I like to call herbs ‘domesticated plants’ because they’ll flourish when we give them regular attention. They want to be harvested! Pruning them back at least once a year will keep them maintained and encourage good looking fresh foliage. You know how mint and lemon balm get pretty crazy in the garden? I’m ok with … More Herbal Fall Harvest

Fall Gardening Happenings

With cold weather approaching, I took some last days of t-shirt weather and did some tidying up in the garden. I completely advocate being a ‘lazy’ gardener when it comes fall time to create winter wildlife habitat. There are some things I do before winter gets here though and it mainly has to do with … More Fall Gardening Happenings

Kentucky Heirloom Green Beans & Tomatoes: Berea Sustainable Agriculture Center

I love growing green beans; they produce a lot of food in a small space. If you don’t have a vegetable garden, they’re easy to grow even in an ornamental garden bed on a nice looking trellis, and it’s unlikely anyone would even realize you’re growing food. By growing your own beans, you’ll be getting … More Kentucky Heirloom Green Beans & Tomatoes: Berea Sustainable Agriculture Center

How Fresh Are Those Eggs?

Fresh food usually equals better taste and better nutrition. The word ‘fresh’ shows up a lot when advertising produce, eggs, and meat. But, how fresh is all that food? Today we’ll look at how ‘fresh’ supermarket eggs can really be. When it comes to supermarket eggs, there are two time frames determining its freshness on the shelf. … More How Fresh Are Those Eggs?

No Compost Heap? Easy Composting with Coffee Grounds & Eggshells

If you’ve thought about composting, but have been apprehensive to try it, there a couple of very easy ways to improve your soil (for free!) without having a compost heap. (Although composting is very easy, easier than dealing with stinky trash!) These easy things simply begin with two magic things… Eggshells Coffee & Tea Grounds These two … More No Compost Heap? Easy Composting with Coffee Grounds & Eggshells