Pull the Weeds {Frugal Gardening 101}

See that beautiful lettuce? What.  You don't see it?  Let's try this. Ah, yes.  There it is.  Lettuce!  Gosh, perhaps if it wasn't taken over by a forest of weeds it would have fared better.  Clearly, we ran out of straw, and apparently I am delusional, trusting that the garden in our backyard is self-maintaining.  (Oh.  By the way, my husband brought back two … [Read more...]

Frugal Gardening 101: Don’t Plant Things

See... I told you I could not be trusted with this series! Here's the thing.  I'm not exactly known for my green thumb.  Likely because I don't have one. In fact, one of the most prolific plants in our garden in the last three years was one I didn't plant at all! Not intentionally, anyway. We didn't even know what this was when it sprouted out of our mulch pit … [Read more...]

Gardening Updates from Around the Web

So grateful to wake up to blue skies this morning.  Yesterday's stormy weather gave us a scare and a few hours of power outage (hence the tardiness of this post), but there was no damage in our immediate area, thank goodness!  Not much new in my garden this week, so I'm sharing gardens that caught my eye from last week's link up.  Enjoy! A Virtuous Woman grows plants in … [Read more...]

Free Weed Suppressor {Frugal Gardening 101}

I'm not a fan of weeds in my vegetable garden.  Actually, sometimes I am, but that's only because I can't always tell the difference between the weeds and the plants.  ;)  The thing is though, we actually like to eat the veggies we grow (novel idea, I know!) and I depend on child labor to get the garden growing.  Spraying on harsh weed killers?  Not really an option. This … [Read more...]

Frugal Gardening: We’ve got plants!

The good news:  We've got plants!  The funny news:  I'm not sure which is which, because I forgot to label them!  (I'm so glad I warned you at the beginning of this series... I truly have no business being here.) I'm pretty sure this is zucchini.  It's either that or cucumbers, based on where it is in the garden. This one, I think, is either eggplant or Texas … [Read more...]