Frugal Gardening: Plant Buying Tip

"No, those are weeds."  That's the patient response I got from my neighbor when I pointed and bravely asked about a plant popping through the soil.  "Are those volunteer tomatoes?"  Uh-huh.  I'm a professional, people. The same neighbor was out planting some bell peppers today, and it just so happens that he over-bought.  Guess who got to gather the children to dig holes … [Read more...]

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Frugal Gardening: Seed Winners (and I found some squash seeds!)

You know you're a lazy gardener when... your 80-ish year old neighbor walks from his house to yours to ask if you mind if he puts the sprinkler on your part of the garden.  "You're a teacher, you know those seeds won't germinate if the soil is dry."  True story. That was about the extent of my gardening this week.  Well, that, and I happened across last year's packet of … [Read more...]

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Frugal Gardening: I can’t use all my seeds, so I’m giving some away!

The good news?  There are seeds planted in my garden! The better news?  I have more seeds than I know what to do with, so I'm gonna share! Want some? After my miserable fail of a garden last summer (I was very pregnant and it was very hot.  So there.) I decided to ease back into it with fewer plants that are pretty much no-brainers.  Last weekend I gathered my crew and we … [Read more...]

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Frugal Gardening: Get Started, Already!

Is anyone besides me surprised that there is still nothing planted in my garden?  No? Good.  Glad we're all on the same page.  ;) It is super dry in Kansas right now.  Dry enough for out of control grass fires while farmers are burning their pastures.  Dry enough for burn bans, and even dry enough that much prayer is needed for the wheat crops right now.  My little ol' … [Read more...]

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Frugal Gardening for Busy Moms

You know me, right?  So you can laugh with me as I tell you that I've been asked to participate in this new weekly Gardening 101 series with Phoebe of Getting Freedom and Connie of Smockity Frocks.  What are those girls thinking?! I'm the mom who starts to think about the garden when she hears the neighbor fire up the rototiller. I'm the mom who had a great time … [Read more...]

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