10 Resources for Beginning Gardeners…and a Bonus!

Spring is in the air at last! Are you ready to start gardening? If you have never planted a garden before, you may still be doing your research, hunting for resources that will get you off to a good start. We’ve pulled together a short list of posts, links, and books to help you outContinue reading “10 Resources for Beginning Gardeners…and a Bonus!”

Squash (Summer)

Fortunately for gardeners, summer squash is almost as versatile as it is prolific. Slices can be cooked in soup or sautéed and added to pasta. Raw squashes can be peeled and cut into sticks to serve with dip. Both zucchini and yellow squash can be shredded for cooking and baking purposes, as well. Preferred ConditionsContinue reading “Squash (Summer)”


Cucumbers are for making pickles, right? Not necessarily. If you purchase a slicing variety of cucumber, you may find that you actually enjoy your homegrown cukes better fresh. Sandwich toppings are just the beginning. Preferred Conditions Full sun. Hot (but not dry) weather. Very fertile soil. Soil pH around 6.0 to 7.0. Planting Plant cucumbersContinue reading “Cucumber”

An All-Natural Insect Remedy for Field Crops

As the growing season approaches again, you may be looking for ways to increase your success in the field, searching for solutions to those challenges you faced last year. If insects such as grasshoppers are a recurring problem in your fields, you may want to give this remedy a try: chickens. A flock of hungryContinue reading “An All-Natural Insect Remedy for Field Crops”