Taking a Day vs. Not Recognizing the Need for Downtime

We all have them. The pity parties. The days where that pint of ice cream just whispers to you “Yessssssssssss, you’re an adult. ICE CREAM FOR BREAKFASSSSSSSSTTTT”. The days when the world knocks you back a bit and you say the phrase WTF more than you’d like as a desperate question to the Gods rather…

Outdoor Grow Season Prep: Greenhouse Setup

As a passionate gardener, you aggressively search for ways to improve year over year. That feeling of growing your own, taking back some of that ownership of your food sources or flowers or even beauty products (from oils, salves, soaps…) to the possibilities of finding a new income source through a product you can cultivate…

Ready for Spring: 2021 edition

OK. I’m over ‘winter’ now. It’s March. I just bought two peach trees, it’s going to be 60 degrees for more than one day in a row this week and the snow should be gone in the next 5-10 days (we do have a small amount in the forecast, though…) With my newfound SAHM-hood, I…

Garden Prep: It’s the Gear Post, plant nerds

Let’s review: you love to garden you love to get dirty you love to analyze things you love to fail and try again you LOVE new gear (or new to you gear… even if it is old school equipment) you LOVE to learn new methods (even if they are old as salt, tried and true…

Garden Prep: February Starts

As someone who lives solidly in zone 5 (5b to be exact), I feel like I NEVER get my seed starting done early enough. Which means I often would start TOO early without a proper plan. Part of this was definitely due to my previous career. I would work like a madwoman from October through…