No More Weeding?

Who knew you could grown Corn in a container!

Check out these Container Gardens!

I had to share these with you to give you some inspiration (and give me a little too!). 

There is so much versatility in container gardening and I plan on getting very creative this year. 

From vegetables to herbs to annuals (the flowers that only bloom for one long season). We can mix and match to our hearts content. And space issues and maintenance challenges are virtually nonexistent with container gardens.

You will be amazed at the harvest that can be obtained from container gardens. They may be small but they are incredibly fruitful, depending on the types of crops you choose.

Imagine going outside to pick fresh peppers from your container garden? Talk about rewarding! And the taste....it just doesn't get any fresher than "fresh picked."

Even spreading crops like zucchini can be successfully grown in containers. I will show you how! 

And guess what? You won't have to go out and...

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What is an Heirloom

Try to think of Heirlooms as seeds that your Grandma and Grandpa used to sow and grow in their garden.

The photo above is a picture of the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Store in Mansfield, Missouri.  How cool is that? 

Baker Creek carries one of the largest selections of seeds dating back to the 19th century. They offer nearly 2,000 varieties, from over 100 countries, of vegetables, flowers, and herbs - the largest selection of heirloom varieties available in the United States.

They are - by far - one of my favorite seed companies. But why do I love them so much and why am I so passionate about heirloom seeds?

Because.....

Heirloom Seeds are:

  • True to Type - they have the same characteristics as their parent seeds
  • Non - Hybrid - not crossbred with other varieties; more pure 
  • Non - GMO - not genetically modified
  • Open - Pollinated - pollinated only through natural means
  • Pesticide - Free - no chemicals are used to to grow them
  • High Germination Rate - 85% germination = more...
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I Am So Excited

After setting aside some quiet time and genuinely seeking much needed heavenly inspiration, a strategy, or "format," for what I need to do with my blog was delivered and received.

Don't you just LUV when your ideas and inspirations are able to meld together into one grand scheme?

Anyhowsers, my latest plan which will start taking effect TODAY is as follows:

Mondays I will be posting on inspirational messages, intentional thoughts, spiritual ponderings...topics such as "Purpose and Plan" "Goal Setting" "Taking Inventory" and "Are You Doing or Actually Living Happy" will be some of the subjects that come up. 

Mondays will also include a Soundcloud Audio Recording. Now if you still don't have Soundcloud, it's free and very easy to use. Having an audio to listen to is so convenient while you're driving or working in the kitchen :-)

Thursdays I will be posting on gardening and landscape topics. These will include beginner lessons on seed selection, easiest vegetables to grow in a...

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Basic Gardening Terms You Should Know

If you aren’t familiar with gardening there are some terms that you may not understand. Because I want this process to be enjoyable, understanding certain references will make the development easier and give you more clarity.

 

Less stress equals more fun!

 

You can choose to start your vegetables from seed or purchase small plants in the Spring at your local nursery or hardware store. The easier choice would be the latter.

 

Seed starting can be enjoyable and rewarding, but realize that it requires proper shelving and sufficient room, ample lighting, heating, various equipment such as trays, potting soil, etc. And honestly, it can get messy.

 

I purchased a small, indoor, portable greenhouse with shelves. Waterproof heating mats (separate purchase) cover the shelves and keep my seedling trays warm.

 

Because I have been gardening literally for decades, I find it convenient to start some seeds indoors, buy some vegetable and herb plants in the...

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Back to the Garden

Spring officially starts Tuesday, March 20th at 12:15 pm eastern time, but who's counting?

I've had enough of this winter and I need SPRING.

The season of awakening. Joy and flourishing. 

What appeared to be dead now bursts into life. Resurrection envelops us in waves of green and yellow and blue.

The still, cold quiet now erupts into jubilant bird song. 

As the garden awakes, the seeds of last year's harvest wake up and germinate, introducing a new generation of abundance!

Spring spreads the good news of Life!

What unexplainable bliss beckons me to the garden where I witness the most amazing miraculous transformations. The garden is more than magical. It is heavenly revelation.

God is pulling me back to the garden, my friends. He is wooing me with new and enticing promises of territories and adventures yet to be disclosed.

Although more threats of snow and ice fill the airwaves, I am not swayed. 

I will cover, protect, and guard that which God has placed in my...

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