My garden is blooming this week–the petunias are going crazy and my pepper plant has grown another foot. The big question is, will it produce fruit? At week 14 I’ve made a very big decision regarding my container garden. I’ve been growing patio tomatoes on my deck for a decade now. Each year I drive … More 2018 Container Gardening–Week 14
I’m thrilled to say my nasturtium flowered this week, just as I’d basically given up. One thing that I know I did wrong with it was that I fertilized it, and I’ve now read fertilizing it probably made the plant want to produce more leaves vs. flowers. I had an abundance of leaves so this … More 2018 Container Gardening–Week Seven
I’d always wanted to grow my own herbs, but having cats in my home for all my adult life made that impossible. Every year I would walk through the herb section at local nurseries dreaming about harvesting rosemary, sage, and thyme. I was always under the impression, silly me, that herbs had to be grown … More Rosemary–growing my own herbs
My container garden is chugging along and making good progress. I have several tomatoes on each patio tomato plant, and I’ve already harvested and ate four of the heirloom pear tomatoes (the tall skinny plant in pic 3). My lime coleus is flowering, and surprise, surprise my nasturtiums have the beginnings of flowers forming. Soon, … More 2018 Container Gardening–Week Six
You may be asking yourself when you read the title of this blog–what is a potager? Potager is french for kitchen garden. When I plant my garden I always include herbs and pretty flowers. In a sense that is the concept behind a potager. A kitchen garden is usually right outside your kitchen door where … More Planning a Potager
A decade of blogging about good food! #livinghealthy #healthylifestyle #goodfood Where do I start? Just the other day I was discussing how many years I’d been blogging–18 years to be exact. My first blog was on LiveJournal and I blogged about my daily life. My posts were like something you would share in your personal … More Happy Anniversary Finn!
Headache/Sinus Headache/Facial Migraines –Peppermint Essential Oil. Pain-bone spur pain, arthritis pain, bursitis pain–Copaiba Essential Oil Colds, Flu, Sinus Issues- 1 tsp elderberry syrup every 1-2 hours for 12 hours. Mood- I diffuse Orange and sometimes Lemon Essential Oil Menopause issues- I eat yams–roasted, pureed, anyway they taste good. Sometimes mixed with mashed potato and sometimes … More Building a strong immune system–what’s in my medicine cabinet
A dream come true– I’ve just made homemade biscuits from scratch! For years and years, I’ve been buying and to be perfectly honest we’ve never been happy with them. So today I followed a recipe by @colonialmilling Combine in a bowl: 2 c All Purpose Flour, 1 tbsp sugar, 1 tbsp baking powder, 1 tsp … More Homemade Biscuits – an urban homesteader treat
Can it be that summer is almost over? As of this month I’ve been at my container garden now for almost 8 months. From my failed starter plants I worked on in January and February, to the young plants I nurtured inside March until late April that became my super producers all summer long. My … More Hello August!
This week- a few things I did today as I enjoyed my day off! It’s blueberry season here in Wisconsin and I just happened to have got my hands on 3 pints of fresh berries. I froze some for smoothies, so now we have fresh strawberries and fresh blueberries for smoothies this winter. My husband … More Blueberry Buckle Recipe–and processing produce tips!