Author: Kate Van Druff

Planting Strawberry Seeds in Pots - Tiny baby strawberry plants in paper cup
Gardening, Seed Starting

Planting Strawberry Seeds in Pots

My kids could eat their weight in strawberries! So much so, that we tried planting strawberry seeds in pots for the first time this year. Usually we just buy the starter strawberry plants from Lowes. Our berries this year did better than all the other years combined! Planting strawberries from fruit we enjoyed eating worked […]

Drying Pumpkin Seeds for Planting - Pumpkin with exposed seeds
Gardening, Seed Starting

Drying Pumpkin Seeds for Planting

In October, I bought 14 different kinds of pumpkins and gourds to decorate our front step. Flash forward a month and I am happily drying pumpkin seeds for planting next spring! I couldn’t be more excited to see what they grow into, although I’m definitely wishing we had more ground for planting. Halloween rolls around […]

20 Best Stocking Stuffers for Gardeners - Photo of Blue YETI wine cup and containers of seedlings growing on a wooden deck
Gardening

20 Best Stocking Stuffers for Gardeners

Awesome Stocking Stuffers for Gardeners! If your wife, husband, child, or someone you love enjoys gardening, then this list is for you! We’ve found so many stocking stuffers for gardeners that I almost want to fill my own stocking this year! 🙂 Even if you think that special someone has it all, you might be […]

11 Moon Garden Flowers
Gardening

11 Moon Garden Flowers for Evening Allure

So often we’re focused on making it through the day. Naturally, gardens based on daytime viewing make sense. However, it can be a truly therapeutic experience to create a special moon garden—a sort of secret garden—that is only for you, your family, and your closest friends to enjoy. A lovely nighttime patch of moon garden […]

Lemon Themed Recipe Card - Printable Recipe Card
Activities, Crafts, DIY, Recipes

Free Printable Recipe Pages for Kids’ Cookbook

Teachers, parents—this kids’ cookbook idea is a very fun memento or class project! It also works great for individual families. It’s perfect for preschoolers and young elementary students to capture the cuteness. It’s also great for older students who have awesome recipes to share! Try these free printable recipe pages for kids to document their […]

Grilled Summer Squash
Recipes

Grilled Summer Squash Recipe

Few things are as satisfying in gardening as enjoying the fruits and vegetables of your labor! Our family truly enjoys growing summer squash and zucchini—as long as the vine borers leave them alone. This year was tough! But there’s nothing like delicious grilled summer squash, seasoned to perfection. This mild vegetable works well with so […]