Gardening

Gardening.

Dirt Therapy.

Solace from all the stress of the world around us…

Gardening offers so many mental and physical health benefits! We hope you enjoy our gardening blog and posts related to our adventures in the garden.

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 […]

Swallowtail Butterfly Tips
DIY, Gardening

Raising and Hatching a Swallowtail Butterfly

During our gardening adventures this summer, we found some new garden friends! Our carrot patch attracted a black swallowtail butterfly who laid her eggs on the carrot greens. We noticed the swallowtail caterpillars once they were fairly large and beautifully colored with bright green and black bands. Our first caterpillar friend hatched into a beautiful […]

Squirrel Damage Prevention Tips for the Garden
DIY, Gardening

Squirrel Damage Prevention in the Garden

This year seems as though many things are against us, even with gardening! We had a late freeze on Mother’s Day weekend, when historically we are usually planting outside. We’ve finally got some warmer weather, and what happens? When heading out to the deck today to water our plants, we found seedlings dug up every […]

Our Garden List - What Seeds We're Growing
Gardening, Seed Starting

Our Garden List: What We’re Growing

This is my first blog. We are growing a lot of seeds. So far we planned: green beans tomatoes 🍅 popcorn 🍿 Sunflowers 🌻 Lettuce 🥬 Strawberry 🍓 Lima beans peas  carrots 🥕 pumpkins 🎃 beets Honeydew 🍈 cantaloupe 🍈 Radishes Broccoli 🥦 cauliflowers cabbage Squash Zucchini watermelons 🍉 zinnias           […]