Garden Update: Melons, Giant Cukes + Virus Drama

The year’s garden is off to a decent start! Overall, it is doing well in spite of my laissez faire, mother-of-an-infant care techniques. Check out its progress in my video below. This is what we’re growing this summer. The supplier for each Learn More …

Garden Update: 2 months in!

The garden is now two months old. It has had a rocky start but we are beginning to see blossoms, fruit, and lots of progress. Join me as I tour the garden, introduce my favorite plants, and harvest a fresh Learn More …

DIY Raised Garden Beds and Selecting Good Soil

In previous posts, we outlined a few good pointers for selecting the site, design and materials for your garden as well as how to start your garden from seeds. Now we’re picking up with the details on constructing DIY raised Learn More …

How to Start a Garden: Seeds & Sowing Tips

Rather than just buying some seeds and just going for it–ahem, Patricia Rascon–I highly encourage you to plan your garden. These steps will help you understand your space, soil, and the sunlight that you have available. That information will help Learn More …

DIY Soaker Hose Irrigation

Heads up! There is an updated version of this post here that shows our most recent installation. Both posts have great tips for your drip irrigation system. The metro Atlanta area has some insane droughts and heat during the summer. I don’t Learn More …

Oddly Romantic Date Night

We were in desperate need of a date night: work stress, family tension, travel planning, and other such nonsense slammed down on us midweek. The rainy evening wasn’t ideal for going anywhere but we were determined to get out of Learn More …

Drop the Bass and Do the Florida Weave, Y’all!

Everyone says the same thing about the Florida Weave when they first hear it: “Is that some sort of dance?” or “That’s a hair style, right?” It’s not either. It’s a method of supporting tomato plants that is cost efficient Learn More …