Planting Pumpkins

Planting Pumpkins

If you would like to grow your own Halloween pumpkins, start researching now because you will likely be planting soon. (Mid-May for northern climates and June for southern climates, but check with your local nursery to find out for sure for your area.) My kids and I...
Start your living Easter basket now

Start your living Easter basket now

Here is a link to a 6-minute video, along with detailed written instructions, for growing wheat grass in a basket in order to make a cute living Easter basket. This looks very easy and could be used as a centerpiece or a gift.  As I write this, my local grocery store...
Bird feeders

Bird feeders

Make simple bird feeders from peanut butter, bird seed, cardstock, and string. Or, you can refresh an existing bird feeder as shown in the photo. There are many complex recipes available for bird seed ornaments, but the peanut butter and bird seed combination is quite...
Plan your summer herb garden

Plan your summer herb garden

Plan your summer herb garden. You will want herbs for cooking, and drying for teas and Christmas gifts. Order your seeds and get them started indoors now. I like to grow rosemary, thyme, basil, and mint. In past years, I have grown all 4 of these in separate pots....
Plan to plant

Plan to plant

If you want to grow your own vegetables this year, start your plans now. In many locations, it is appropriate to start seeds indoors as early as mid-January, though there are plenty of things you can start indoors or outdoors in February and March. This is just for...