The Native Americans planted corn, beans, and squash together as the “Three Sisters”. The corn grew tall and provided support for the beans. The beans grew up the corn, provided support, and fed the soil nitrogen. And lastly, the squash vines throughout the area, shaded the soil and prevented weeds from growing. We planted corn a few weeks ago and now it’s time to start the beans. Previous video about this:
A lot of our plants look like they just tried to fly United after the hail storm we had this week. This video shows what we did to help them along in the recovery process.
Update: we’ve had an overwhelming response and have reached our capacity for this event. Please stay tuned for future events if you missed out on this one. Thank you to everyone that’s signed up and shared this event! We’re looking forward to it and have a lot of great things planned Date/Time Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Location Marcum’s Nursery 2121 SW 119th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73170 The wonderful […]
I built a “living wall” for the west side of my raised beds. I plan to grow beans, cucumbers, and other vining crops up the trellis to provide shade for everything in the bed during the afternoon heat. Click here to learn more about why we started using shade as an ally in the summer.
Question Hello! I found your website today while researching a local Compost Facility. You guys are doing great work feeding your family good food! I noticed that you mentioned that you have gotten mulch from your local compost facility….have you ever used their compost before? We’re drastically increasing our garden size this year so we were considering getting some compost from ours. We are organic gardeners so we have some concerns about using their compost […]
This was me in 2009 with my first daughter, Brooklyn. I lived on a fast food diet, never exercised, and dealt with numerous health issues as a result of my lifestyle. Her birth lit within me a fire within that still drives me today to live different. I felt like it wasn’t fair for me to commit to bringing a new life into the world if I’m not doing everything I can to take care […]
This is a video of the presentation I gave at the OKSeed Meetup this week about container gardening on April 19th, 2017. OKseed (pronounced OKC’d) is a green initiative to turn concrete landscapes into community gardening spaces! We’re currently working on building a horticulture home-base in the StarSpace46 patio area. You don’t have to be a StarSpace46 member to join. Just bring your project ideas and a love of gardening! OKseed meets on the […]
I saw this picture from 2015 come up in my Facebook “on this day” yesterday and it made me pause for a minute to think about how far we’ve come over the past few years. I hope this encourages those of you that are just getting started and feel overwhelmed by it all. I was where you are 2 years ago and you can do this! It’s possible for anyone out there to grow their […]
Date/time April 22, 2017, 1:00pm-3:00pm – Various stations will be set up with ongoing activities Location: K&K Nursery 17550 S Sooner Rd, Norman, OK 73071 Please SHARE with anyone that might be interested! The great people at K&K nursery have generously offered to allow us to host a gardening workshop for kids. We’re going to have all sorts of gardening/nature related activities for kids. They’ll get to plant their own sunflower to bring home, learn […]
This is a follow up on our cabbage worm issues from last week. We tested BT (Bacillus thuringiensis) by only using it on some of our cabbage and broccoli plants. This video talks about what we learned.