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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Homestead Horrors

I am sure we all have these days where things don’t go quite right. Where animals get hurt, where plants don’t grow, where the dish I made for dinner didn’t taste nearly as good as it smelled…that is what I call a homestead horror.

This will be a little new category for this page of failures & believe me I am sure there will be plenty.  Continue reading “Homestead Horrors”

Soil Blocks!

In the past I have used the coir that you add water to, it should expand and then is your soil, but this year I am trying something a little different. The reason I choose to do soil blocks is you can start with a very small amount of dirt used, and wait until the plants sprout and then pot up. Potting up is easy too. You just pick up the small block and place it into the hole made by the big soil block maker. The soil block makers go up in size and are easy to see when the roots are outgrowing their block. Continue reading “Soil Blocks!”