All Year Round, Farm Fresh Food, For The Kitchen, For The Medicine Cabinet, Galveston Gardens, Homesteading, Organic Gardening

5 Reasons Rosemary Should Grow In Your Garden

"What's your favorite herb?" This is probably the question I am asked most often.  I couldn't pick a favorite herb- possibly a Top 10 list, but never a favorite. Rosemary is an herb that would ALWAYS be on this list and very likely in the #1 spot.  The reasons are many- from ease of growing… Continue reading 5 Reasons Rosemary Should Grow In Your Garden

All Year Round, Faith, Family Fun, Organic Gardening

A Poem About Fall

In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowning glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil. And at no season, safe perhaps in Daffodil time, do we get such superb colour effects as from August to November. Rose G. Kingsley   Fall is the best time of… Continue reading A Poem About Fall

Galveston Gardens, Organic Gardening

Fall Gardening Prep List

It may be hot now, but fall is closer than you think!  That makes me very happy!  Fall is the best time to begin a garden.  Below is a check list that I use during this time of year.  Most of the annuals are shrinking from the heat and its time to begin to think… Continue reading Fall Gardening Prep List

Galveston Gardens, Homesteading, Organic Gardening

There’s A Fungus Among Us

There's a fungus among us and I don't mean mushrooms. If you have attempted to grow any sort of vegetation for any amount of time, you have probably dealt with an unfriendly fungus.  While a great many varieties of fungus are essential to plant life and a great many others are neither good or bad,… Continue reading There’s A Fungus Among Us

All Year Round, Farm Fresh Food, Homesteading, Organic Gardening

Feeding Your Soil- 101

“Regard your soil as the living, breathing entity it is- to be nurtured, fed and sustained.” – Peter Fossel   Soil is the Soul of your Garden! It doesn’t matter what you plant or where you bought your plants or seeds, if your soil isn’t healthy- you will not be successful.  Soil may not be… Continue reading Feeding Your Soil- 101

All Year Round, For The Medicine Cabinet, Herbs

The Dandelion

"She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: "Winter is dead." A.A. Milne I have always loved dandelions.  Blowing the seeds was a wonderful pastime when I was a child.  Little did I know that I was spreading the love- dandelion love. Now I love dandelions for a… Continue reading The Dandelion

Farm Fresh Food, Homesteading, Organic Gardening

Lettuce Get Planting! How To Grow Lettuce In Texas

Lettuce, Herbs, Green Onions, and Radishes- great fall crops This post in from the archives- and oldie but a goodie! There are some nasty rumors going around about lettuce.  I hear that it is really hard to grow with lots of insect problems.  It has also been said that lettuce grown in Texas tastes bitter… Continue reading Lettuce Get Planting! How To Grow Lettuce In Texas

Farm Fresh Food, Recipes

Swiss Chard- A Power-Packed Beauty In The Garden

Just two seasons ago I had know idea what to do with Swiss Chard.  But, I bought some because it is so beautiful- and it is pretty enough to be grown for gorgeous foliage all on its own.  But it would be just silly to not harvest and eat those beautiful leaves. One cup of… Continue reading Swiss Chard- A Power-Packed Beauty In The Garden

Farmgirl Daily, Homesteading, Organic Gardening

Boy, Is This A Happy Girl!

When you begin a homestead or organic garden, you develop a new perspective.  What was once refuse  has become gold.  I now drive around neighborhoods looking for bags of leaves left out by the curb, if I find some we pull over and it is kind of like a Chinese fire drill- we all hop… Continue reading Boy, Is This A Happy Girl!

Herbs, Homesteading, Organic Gardening

Sunflowers & Sunshine

As I look back over notes from the gardens of 2013, I am pleased.  We were productive and met many goals.  One of my goals was to finally, successfully grow sunflowers. I know this may seem like a simple goal, one so simple why put it on paper, but I have had a terrible time… Continue reading Sunflowers & Sunshine