Prepping for a new home!

We are getting closer and closer to actually closing on our future home! I am getting excited with the inspections finished, financing on its way and working on packing. In the midst of all of this it is nice to slow down though and plan how we want to use the area at our future home.

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Mother’s Day Week on the Homestead

Mother’s day is this Sunday! Did you know that mother’s day ends up making me think of a few things: flowers in bloom, annuals about to be planted, and the last frost! Last frost means time to plant all those things that have been growing in my basement for weeks! This is the time we get to see if the tomatoes, peppers, celery, basil, peanuts, etc. will grow and thrive! Unfortunately, this year has not been the best year growing seedlings. Some of our tomatoes look AMAZING, but our celery is tiny, the peanuts either grew well or didn’t grow at all, and our peppers in our soil blocks look WAY better than the one that grew in the 3×3 cells.  Continue reading “Mother’s Day Week on the Homestead”

Welcome Spring!

We probably all have noticed the beautiful weather that is coming about (at least here in Wisconsin!), people are out jogging, dogs are being walked, and today I even saw my tulips were starting to come up! (NO JOKE!) I love these signs of spring! Spring triggers my inner gardener urge to plant stuff and play in dirt!

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Planning out the Garden!

WE ARE AT THE END OF JANUARY! It is crazy to think how quickly this winter is going! Seed starting begins next month already, which means I need to plan how much to grow. Luckily, I had a kick in the pants moment yesterday, where a coworker and I got to discuss how many plants you need to grow, what you need to grow seedlings, and the space it requires. This all starts with my garden plan. My garden plan is how I look back at previous years to determine what would grow best in the spaces this year, how plants do together (companion planting), how much we need to grow, and what crops pair well for succession planting. Continue reading “Planning out the Garden!”