Sweet Corn Harvest {Frugal Gardening Link Up}

We temporarily traded in our backyard gardening today for this. Actually, only our oldest made it out to the field for picking at 6:00 a.m. after spending the night, but the rest of us joined in for shucking, hairing, cutting, and bagging.  It's sweet corn harvest time! Ripe and ready to eat. Shifting a truck load of ears to be shucked or bagged for family and … [Read more...]

Frugal Gardening: Mid-Summer Updates from Around the Web

Pretty sure I've been out to my garden just three times in the last week, rendering me useless for any update of my own!  Here's what I learned from some of last week's link ups.  Enjoy! SarahElisabeth's son has been busy calculating the cost effectiveness of their garden. What a great practical learning opportunity!   Gardening with Littles is the topic … [Read more...]

Frugal Gardening: Where are all the tomatoes?

Houston, we have a problem. Lots of tomato plants, a few little yellow flowers, and no tomatoes. None! That, my friends, is a problem for this BLT lovin' girl. We've sprayed them with sugar water to attract insects, but I don't know what else to do.  Any suggestions? In other news, it's dry here. Really dry. I refuse to complain though, considering I'm not a … [Read more...]

Frugal Gardening Update – First Day of Summer!

***Don't forget to check in with Smockity Frocks (The Importance of Compost) and Getting Freedom (Summer Planting) this week.*** Happy Summer, everyone!  Were you out in your gardens on the longest day of the year yesterday?  I was, and this is what I saw. This monstrosity, whatever it is, has taken over a large part of the garden.  This is what I mean when I tell … [Read more...]

Fried Zucchini {Frugal Gardening 101 Update}

If you're opposed to oil and grease on your veggies, look away now.  I warned you! Mmmmmm Hmmmmm.  We picked our first zucchini today, and fried that sucker right up for lunch!  Want some? [print_recipe] Fried Zucchini zucchini eggs milk flour salt and pepper oil Slice zucchini about 1/4 inch thick. Beat a couple eggs, add a little milk.  Whisk … [Read more...]