Archive for the ‘Gardening People, Places & Things’ Category

Product Review Update: The Veggie Mold

Last winter we took a look at a product called Veggie Mold. It was too early to try it out then, but now that we have we are quite impressed. We placed the mold over a pretty small cucumber. I remember actually wondering if we should have used the smaller mold, the cuke looked so [...]

July 31, 2015  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Gardening People, Places & Things  No Comments

6 Ways to Deal with High Egg Prices

If you listen or read the news at all, you have most likely come across at least one story about rising egg prices. It is, of course, the end result of the avian flu. The spread of this disease means many chickens kept for farmed egg laying are being slaughtered. Some grocery stores are even [...]

June 13, 2015  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Backyard Chickens, Gardening People, Places & Things, Keeping up with the Joneses  3 Comments

Micro Family Gardens to Make Your Summer Extra Sweet

Guest post by Kaitlin Krull Creating a family garden is a time consuming but rewarding project. Many people think that gardening has to take up lots of space as well as time, but if you plan well and get creative you can create a flourishing micro garden using very little space. Some families even choose [...]

May 30, 2015  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Gardening People, Places & Things, Techniques & Issues  No Comments

Seniors Mentoring Soldiers

Originally I was going to run a contest as a way of announcing the grand opening of our new online store. But something much more important came up. On this Memorial Day, let us not only remember the fallen veterans, let us also give back to those who have returned. Specifically to a group of [...]

May 25, 2015  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Gardening People, Places & Things, Keeping up with the Joneses  3 Comments

Decorating Your Garden

Whether you are growing flowers or food, or likely both, it is fun to add some decoration to your garden area. That is why I jumped at the chance to have a blog post sponsored by LTD. Commodities. They let me choose a few things to keep and/or give away, plus a gift certificate as [...]

May 16, 2015  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Gardening People, Places & Things  32 Comments

Gardening with Allergies

If you or someone you know has an issue with gardening due to allergies, you should seriously check out this book. In it, respected author and horticulturist Thomas Leo Ogren explains how some plants produce a great deal of pollen, others produce little or none, and some even remove pollen from the air. Mr. Ogren [...]

April 25, 2015  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Gardening People, Places & Things  One Comment

Gardening & The 7 Dimensions of Wellness

A wonderful site called Bonbon Break was looking for submissions recently on the topic “Fill Your Bucket”. They had partnered with a really cool company named OurPact that produces an Ap that parents can use to limit their kid’s e-interaction time. Hmmm…. I wonder if it works for adult kids. Anyway, I had been thinking [...]

March 24, 2015  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Gardening People, Places & Things, Keeping up with the Joneses  No Comments

Getting Kids to Garden

As a member of the Garden Writers Association and as a blogger we often get things in the mail like the book shown above. No obligation, but if we want to share we can. This is a cute book aimed at kids, that tells the story of a carrot that got kidnapped by “Mean Gene [...]

March 15, 2015  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Gardening People, Places & Things, Keeping up with the Joneses  No Comments

Seeds and the Seasons

The following is a guest post by a lovely woman named Amber from England. Their weather is similar to ours here in the northeast, but much less extreme and with milder winters. We always find it interesting to learn how others garden. Enjoy! Growing your garden can be so rewarding whether your passion is for [...]

March 7, 2015  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: All About Seeds, Gardening People, Places & Things  One Comment

Product Review: The Veggie Mold

I’ll be honest, when I first saw this product I thought it was a cute idea, but not something I would have any use for. Perhaps it is my restaurant background, but if I want a garnish I know plenty of ways to make one. Then I had a grandson. So when I was asked [...]

February 22, 2015  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Gardening People, Places & Things  One Comment