Straw Bale Garden- Oh My Gosh, What IS That?? May 2019

I ran into a slight problem with my bales. Well, I thought it was a problem. I planted a few things and and a few days later my plants had this 'stuff' all over them. And yes, I started to panic.

Upon further inspection, this "stuff" was all over EVERYTHING.


Homemade Weed Killer

I'm not a fan of store bought weed killer. You don't have to do much research to know that these weed killers are in fact killing more than weeds. They have been attributed to cancer, sickness and reductions in all sorts of populations- most significantly bees. 

I'll be flat out honest, I've used it. I used it in 2018 when we moved into a new house and I wanted to get rid of large patch of grass that I was turning into a garden. And yes, I mildly hated myself for it. All I could think about were those poor worms being fried to death when that evil stuff touched their sensitive skin. Ok, I don't know if that's exactly what happens, but it's what I envision to be happening. So while I did use it, I told myself I would try my hardest to never use it again.


Winter Sowing

The dead of winter gets me stir-crazy. I'm tired of sitting around. I'm tired of being cold and I'm ready to work outside. Luckily there is something you can do for the garden in the winter- sow some seeds! I don't like to over complicate gardening so this is super simple.

Early in the year I asked friends for empty milk jugs and we got a full trash bag of them. One cool  but yet slightly warm day in February my daughter and I got to work.