Articles About Gardening

Use a Toy to Get Rid of Japanese Beetles

Use a Toy to Get Rid of Japanese Beetles

Spider? Ugh. If it invades my space, I’ll gladly stomp on it. But in its own environment, it’s safe from my wrath. I’ve been stung by more than a few bees and wasps in my day and have lived to tell the tale. They have a pl ...
10 Tools for Backyard Gardening

10 Tools for Backyard Gardening

We are officially in the season of spring which means it’s time to start planning your backyard garden. Mother Nature may not be ready for your garden but you sure can be! Each year, I change up what I have in my garden based on wheth ...
Beginner’s Guide to Tomato Plant Care

Beginner’s Guide to Tomato Plant Care

While my parents both carry the title of Master Gardener from the local agriculture exchange, I cannot claim such wisdom. Having grown up on 10 acres with parents who planted a garden every year, I did learn a thing or two through osmosis. ...
Tips for Creating a Garden

Tips for Creating a Garden

A couple weeks ago I shared a little bit about growing up in the country and participating in 4-H. It was fun but also taught responsibility and an appreciation for agriculture and farming. We lived on 10 acres, not a farm by any means, but ...
Gardening: Beyond Just Food

Gardening: Beyond Just Food

Growing up in Iowa, I was kind of an in-between kid. We didn’t live in the city and we didn’t own a farm. We lived in a ranch home on 10 acres. There was a period of time where we raised chickens and rabbits but that’s as ...