The Non-Gardener’s Guide to Gardening, Volume 1

The Non-Gardener’s Guide to Gardening, Volume 1

  I must admit that I had absolutely zero interest in gardening for the first 44 years of my life.  For the past two years, my interest has been growing slowly.  This timeline corresponds with my wife’s decision to start her own gardening business about two years...
Waste Not Want Not – Can It

Waste Not Want Not – Can It

Over the last couple of years I have worked towards a concept of less waste of food. I made the commitment to use what I have, well.  This sounds easy, however as an avid gardener I have a lot of food that matures in fits and starts.   I also like to make rather...
Learning to make Sauerkraut, Farmer Dan

Learning to make Sauerkraut, Farmer Dan

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending one of Farmer Dan’s famous sauerkraut classes.    It was held at the newly restored Grand Station in Hartsburg Missouri. Now as you may know, I am a bit obsessed with canning and preserving food.  I grow many things in my...
Wondering what an Heirloom Plant is?

Wondering what an Heirloom Plant is?

Heirloom seeds and plants are becoming more popular among gardeners and buyers. Now, it is not uncommon, at least in farmers markets, to find produce much more colorful and exciting than what you find in your average supermarket. However, those new to heirloom...