Posts Tagged: garden

Recipe: Organic Marinara Sauce from your backyard

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  Well, not exactly from *my* backyard… more like from my local farmer’s backyard.  As you all know, the tomatoes in my own yard didn’t take off much this year.  We had a lovely crop (and it’s still coming!) which gave us enough tomatoes for fresh salads and straight eating this summer, but not enough… Read more »

Saving Seeds, a tutorial (i.e. the perks of lazy gardening)

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  All this heat is causing my plants to bolt early!  Here, you can see my basil has started shooting up flower/seed heads…   I’m really excited about this tutorial. And the reason I’m excited is because I’m going to be trying it for the first time myself, along with anyone out there who wants… Read more »

Tutorial: FREE, eco-friendly firepit starters!!! And a Garden Update…

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I have a great tutorial for you today… the perfect thing to do outside, amidst your gorgeous summer garden?  Nighttime fire pit! Nothing like a summer bonfire… under a full moon is even better!  I love hotdogs and smores cooked in an outdoor firepit on those nights when I don’t even want to *think* about… Read more »

Awesome Reader Idea #2 — Vertical Gardening

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    I had a fabulous reader send me pics of her favorite gardening tip… utilizing vertical space. I’ve never seen anything like the awesomeness in Natasya’s garden pictures… she uses hanging baskets and plastic planting containers to hang vertically… perfect for small spaces and/or those that don’t enjoy bending over to garden.  I also… Read more »

Gardening Week… Awesome Reader Idea #1

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I love my readers!  You all are the absolute BEST. I have gotten such amazing garden photos from my readers (keep ’em coming, you know I love love love to hear from you!  Email me directly at heartsong@primary-plus.com any time!) I want to share two amazing ideas from readers with you. This week is going… Read more »

Composting

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  Our garden soil, just after addition of our compost bin.  Bits of visible egg shell and food peels tell the story of our life, making this soil so much richer and more meaningful to our food and our land then a purchased bag of uniformly milled soil.   I can’t say enough about composting. … Read more »

Spring has officially ARRIVED!

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I am so excited to share with you today a gardening update!  I’d love to hear about what your garden situation is and how it’s coming along… if spring has reached your part of the world yet… links to your pictures and blogs would be awesome and most welcome!!! Spring has definitely sprung around Charleston,… Read more »