We planted zucchini and talked about our favorite ways to eat it as well as a tip for preventing pests!
Category: Growing Food
We love using the Seeding Square to plant many of our seeds, especially beans and other plants that we plant very dense.
Check out this video of our kids in action to see how they use it!
Strawberries are one of our favorite things to grow! The sweetness and flavor in home-grown strawberries simply can’t be beaten! They’re easy to grow and will come back year after year and continue to spread. Strawberries are one of the few plants that we don’t even attempt to grow from seed. It takes up to three years for a plant to produce fruit, so it’s generally better to buy transplants from the nursery instead of starting from seed.
Tomatoes come with a lot of pest management. Beware of the tomato hornworm. He is a feisty fellow that can take out an entire tomato plant in a day!
Dale talks about how we try to innovate in our garden. One of the ways we did this was to create a PVC irrigation system and a rainwater collection for watering our gardens!
April’s frequent showers combined with longer days and climbing temperatures help plants around Oklahoma flourish. However, the bugs know this too and it’s their prime time for feeding as well! This sets up battle ground in your garden, and what you do now will affect your harvest in the summer. There are lots of companion plants, tools, and tricks you can use around your garden to help repel pests and attract beneficial critters. Check out
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
It’s important to get your baby plants accustomed to the outdoor environment before you transplant them outdoors. This will help them do better when you transplant them and keep them from going through shock.
I got A LOT of compost from our local facility when I started and I used it without testing it. That was a huge mistake!