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
Update: Please sign up if you plan to attend! 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 how to dance like a bee, explore the world of ladybugs, and many other fun activities! Most activities will be good for ages 4-“too
One of the most common questions I’m asked is “how much money did it take to fill your beds? It must have cost a fortune!”. And they’re right, buying raised bed or potting soil mix from the store is very pricey! The Square Foot Gardening book introduced me to how to make my own and I’ve been doing that ever since. We have a blog post that details how we make our own soil. Check
This video shows us planting broccoli and cabbage and talks about strategies we use to deal with cabbage worms. They wreaked havoc on our garden last spring and we’re being more proactive about preventing them this year. Here’s more information on how to use BT to prevent cabbage worm problems! We typically order it on Amazon in bulk and to save money.
Most of our tomatoes and many of our beans were severely damaged from herbicide poisoning last year. I used horse manure from horses that had eaten from fields sprayed with aminopyralid, a broad leaf herbicide that passes right through the horse and can stay in their manure for up to 3 years. I learned my lesson last year and this year I tested my compost first. See how I tested it and the results of
Our tomatoes have outgrown their containers that we started them in and now it’s time to transplant them into larger pots until they go out into the garden in a few weeks. I want to wait until night time temperatures are consistently in the 50s before I plant them outside. We’ve had unseasonably warm temperatures this year but you never know when a random freeze is around the corner in Oklahoma! You can go ahead
Birds stole many of our seeds and cats were walking through our gardens at night. We solved both problems with 3 easy solutions: Hardware Mesh, Motion Activated Sprinkler, and Burlap Motion activated sprinkler in action