Gardening

Gardening is a great way to save money when it comes to feeding your family. Join us as we learn to grow!

Free Gardening Apps for Your Smartphone

by Christina Brown 0 comments
Free Gardening Apps for Your Smartphone

Gardening is a fabulous hobby.  You get to spend time outdoors, create some beauty, and provide food for your family. Just because you’re out digging in the dirt, doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of technology. Here’s a collection of free gardening apps for your iOS (iPhone) or Android device that can help you with […]

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5 Reasons to Grow Your Own Food

by Christina Brown 0 comments
5 Reasons to Grow Your Own Food

I will be the first to admit that I don’t have much of a green thumb.  I tend to forget to water plants or I overcompensate and drown the poor little things in too much water. I may make a lot of mistakes, but I have found that there are some great reasons to grow […]

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How to Grow Your Own Alfalfa Sprouts

by Jessica 13 comments
How to Grow Your Own Alfalfa Sprouts

Every February I get the itch to start growing food for my family, but in Minnesota my options are quite limited when you don’t own a greenhouse. So, I go buy some alfalfa sprouts and get my gardening on.

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Garden Update: And Then The Frost Came

by Christina Brown 4 comments
spiderweb

One crisp, foggy morning last week, I noticed this beautiful spiderweb on my deck.  The sunlight bounced off the dew on the web and I just knew I had to get a photograph of it. I stepped out onto the deck, which was very wet with dew, and started snapping photos. And that’s when I […]

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Save Seeds This Year, Save Money Next Year

by Jessica 3 comments
Save Seeds This Year, Save Money Next Year

Whether you reasons to save seeds are to save money on gardening next year or to continue growing heirloom plants (or both!), I want to share a few tips on how to get started.

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Happiness is… Fresh Food

by Christina Brown 7 comments
Happiness is fresh food like raspberries

After a period of slow growing,  we’re finally starting to be able to enjoy fresh food from our garden and yard. And it is pure happiness!  I’ve picked more than 3 quarts of fresh raspberries, and we’ve enjoyed several meals of broccoli and green beans from our little garden plot.  We’ve even had enough cherry […]

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Garden Update: Slow Growing

by Christina Brown 1 comment
Cherry Tomatoes on the vine

How does my garden grow? Slowly. We had a bit of a late start this year because the weather was unseasonably cold (we had snow in May!) and damp at the beginning of the season.  Then we alternated between cool and rainy and hot and humid. So unlike past years, we haven’t been able to […]

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