Some plants are easier to save seed than others. Tomato seed is easy to collect, but there are a few more steps to getting viable seed than just allowing the seed to try. Just follow these simple steps and you’ll be saving seed in no time! Why Save Seed? Save the cost and time of … More 10 Easy Steps to Save Tomato Seeds
Wintertime is a dormant time and fall is the time to prepare. But what if preparing meant this was the time to do nothing? Besides cleaning the gutters, putting the rain barrels up, the fall garden requires little to no work and leaving the garden be is the best thing that can be done. Gardens … More A ‘Messy’ Winter Garden Sustains Wildlife
What’s that black bird over there? There are several species of birds that have all black feathers. Crows are a familiar bird that can be found nearly everywhere in America. They are a very adaptable bird, which allows them to live in various environments. It may be one reason why humans have given crows some type of … More Crows, Blackbirds, & Ravens
It was an October night, I was standing outside on the second floor of a motel looking out to the ocean of Myrtle Beach. Out there I saw true darkness, but it was still hard to see the complete darkness for the glare of a motel light. Bugs and moths were buzzing all around it. … More Light Pollution’s Effects on Wildlife
Taking your houseplants outdoors can keep them healthy throughout the year. Here are some helpful tips! … More Take Houseplants Outside
Butterfly Milkweed has been listed as plant of the year 2017 by the Perennial Plant Association. I’m not surprised, this ‘weed’ is a beauty. Despite it’s name, it doesn’t act weedy in the garden, so don’t be afraid to add it to your landscape. It’s just starting to bloom here in Kentucky, with its orange … More Butterfly Milkweed- Plant of the Year
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
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?
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
Valentine decorating doesn’t have to be cheesy, it can be quite classy and cute! Spread love around your garden and front porch this year with some of these cute ideas on my Pinterest board.