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  • Waiting for Spring

    Will Spring ever come? The upper midwest has had a lot of snow and cold weather this year. It has gone on, so long, that it seems Spring will never come. People have ached for flowers, lake water, blue sky, and walking. Finally,we have begun to witness signs of warmer air and melting snow....
    Posted to Forum by Lori Blatzheim on Wed, Apr 2 2014
  • Container Tomatoes

    When my daughter lived in an apartment, she had a nice balcony where she gardened in containers. Since she loves tomatoes, of course she had to plant a couple. The biggest problem was that her balcony faced due west and here it gets blazing hot in the afternoon on a west facing balcony! Tomatoes are...
    Posted to Weblog by Pat on Fri, Mar 14 2014
  • Are there fruits or vegetables that are coming up well in your area?

    What a summer. It seems there is either too much or two little moisture. Some areas are too hot or too chilled to prepare a good harvest. I know very little about starting, maintaining, or harvesting crops. So, I am not much help. I would like to think about the positive sides 0f gardening and raising...
    Posted to Forum by Lori Blatzheim on Wed, Jul 31 2013
  • How is the weather going where you live?

    Hello from Minnesota, I live in a State with very unpredictable weather. This year farmers were unable to plant their crops at the usual time. They had to wait until the soil thawed and warmed. Last year it seemed that drought, affected much of the country, jeopardized the crops. I hope that this is...
    Posted to Forum by Lori Blatzheim on Sun, Jul 14 2013
  • Planting Seeds of Savings

    This article is for those who still aren't sure about the returns on having a garden. http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/06/02/vegetable-gardening-most-profitable-plants/
    Posted to Forum by AnotherBrandy on Sun, Jun 2 2013
  • The Secret to Living Below Your Means? Lowering Your Standards!

    Picture of an automobile I could realistically imagine J trying to talk me into buying/restoring courtesy of the unfortunately-named Fornax . It is full spring now, which means J and I have been hit with the home improvement bug. We have been planting some perennials in the garden, removing some of the...
    Posted to Weblog by Emily Guy Birken on Fri, May 17 2013
  • Easy Plants to Start From Seed

    We need some garden threads here! Its cheaper to buy seed than plants but for beginner gardeners, which plants are the easiest to start from seed?
    Posted to Forum by AnotherBrandy on Wed, Apr 10 2013
  • Make Your Own Potting Soil

    Well, I hate to write about the same topic twice (not really), but some of the articles in the coming week's Dollar Stretcher really got me going - about spring and gardening, seeds, plants, dirt... that sort of thing. There are some really good ideas in those articles, so be sure and take a look...
    Posted to Weblog by Pat on Sat, Mar 30 2013
  • The spring garden

    Hello Everyone. I have two questions 1. Are you looking forward to Spring so that you can plant a garden? 2.Do you think a garden is worth it? We had a great tomato patch a number of years ago. It was great having so many. I wound up with a terrific patchand ended up giving some away.
    Posted to Forum by Lori Blatzheim on Mon, Feb 25 2013
  • Valentine's Day is coming

    Hello Everyone, Do you have any plans for the upcoming holiday? Will you send out cards or greetings to family or friends? Will you cook a special dinner, or bake a cake? Does your family have any special traditions? I think people enjoy being remembered on this special day. I would like to wish you...
    Posted to Forum by Lori Blatzheim on Thu, Jan 31 2013
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