Today, I am sharing some photos and a video as the children and I spend a day in the garden. We built a few new raised garden vegetable beds, a new raised flower bed, spread mulch and pulled weeds. Join us for a day in the garden!
It is late Spring here at Rocky Hedge Farm and of course that means a lot of gardening, flower planting, and so much more outside activities are going on. I built raised vegetable garden beds last year, added a few perennials but I have plans for a lot more this year.
Onions are one of the most loved vegetables in our home. Whether diced, carmalized or sauteed they are delicious in any dish, at any meal. Onions are also one of the easiest vegetables to grow in a garden, and with just a few simple steps you can learn how to plant and grow big, sweet onions in your garden.
Using galvanized buckets or old washtubs in the garden is a great way to add a bit of character and farmhouse charm to the vegetable, herb or flower garden. It’s easy to turn any galvanized metal tub, bucket or pail into a planter with just a few tips.
Our small homestead area sits on just two acres, but with a bit of planning we hope to make 2019 a great year. Expanding some of our areas, more clean up of the property and growing a bigger garden is just a few of the goals for this year.
I often think about how wonderful it would be to garden without the worries of little critters like rabbits nibbling on my lettuce and carrots, hornworms chomping away on tomato leaves, squash bugs devouring my squash, and all the other little pests that find my garden delicious. It doesn't matter how much I think about how nice it would be to avoid these little creatures because they won't just go away without a little action on my part. That is where this simple and easy all natural garden pest control spray comes in handy.
One of my favorite sites to see is the beautiful butterflies that gracefully flutter through the air, fluttering from flower to flower in my garden. One of my hopes this year was to create a small haven that would encourage the butterflies to visit our area more often and to plant several variety of herbs that they love to use as host plants.
Learn how to grow beautiful tomatoes on this easy diy string trellis. With a few supplies and a few hours you can build this quickly.
When we purchased our new land, I had the glorious idea to have this entire area tilled up and made into a garden area but the garden season is already quickly upon me and I knew that I really didn't have the time to spend hours pulling weeds. So, I went in search of other ideas. I wanted raised garden beds. I wanted them chemical free and made from a material that would last.
A budget friendly garden fence, vegetables, medicinal herbs and perennials come together in my garden to create a beautiful space that I love to work and harvest in.