Weeds can be the bane of gardening, right? There are definitely ways to reduce their growth like mulching, and no-dig gardening. But don’t get too discouraged when you find common lawn weeds, or garden weeds. There are some great ways to use them, after all.Continue Reading
I wouldn’t know how to begin a discussion on gardening without beginning with a discussion on how to improve soil fertility. When I teach a workshop, I ask students what they think of when they think “garden”. Most often, the answer has to do with the harvest.
And, of course, we wouldn’t garden if we couldn’t look forward to a bountiful harvest. But, I always encourage my students to build soil because healthy, fertile soil will result in a healthy, nutrient-dense harvest.Continue Reading
Garlic does really well in my garden, and I’m thankful since I use so much of it. I use it daily, and it’s an essential ingredient in my Roasted Tomato Sauce and Pine Needle Salad Dressing. And when I’ve grown plenty, like this year, some of it is made into garlic powder.
Making your own garlic powder is straight-forward and simple. It can be time consuming, but the right tools really help to make quick work of the task.Continue Reading
Benefits of Dandelion Oil Lotion Bars for Skin
I suspect that if you are here reading this post, that you already realize the value of dandelion. And you know that it is so much more than the nasty weed which it’s been labeled.Continue Reading
Spring, with all its lovely flowers is the perfect time to harvest and use edible flowers. There are so many from which to choose – forsythia, lilac, redbud, and of course violet and dandelion. And that makes spring the perfect time to make homemade violet and dandelion pink lemonade.
Learn to Forage for Food and Remedies
Are you interesting in foraging but have been a bit hesitant to go forward because you lack the confidence? I understand. I’ve been learning about and identifying plants since I’m a child, but not everyone has had that opportunity.
I also enjoy taking beginners by the hand and helping them to gain the confidence they need to go forward on their foraging journey so that they can forage for food, or even forage for home remedies for their family.Continue Reading