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.
When I first heard about people making bread, I thought they were crazy! Why go through so much work when you can simply buy a loaf at the grocery store?! Once you make a loaf for yourself, you will completely understand why I have made my own bread for the last couple years and will not buy from the store!
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 insane. The Square Foot Gardening book introduced me to how to make my own and I’ve been doing that ever since. Check out this video to see how I make our soil mix using peat moss, […]
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 […]