A Victory Garden also known as “war gardens” or “food gardens for defense” came about during World War I and are still viable for today.
Plant An Old Fashioned Victory Garden
Planting Seeds, Flowers, Vegetables, and Fruit, Oh My!!
I didn’t give up after my first colossal failure at gardening. See what I planted in my second attempt to learn how to garden and grow plants from seed.
What Does Your Garden Grow?
What things did you plant in your garden this year? By the way, I’m going to be asking that question again at the end. I know that one of the biggest questions people have is “What did you try to plant, you first time gardener, you.”?
Planting the Seeds of Despair
Sounds pretty depressing right? Well that’s because it is. My first attempts at raising things from seeds was very very disappointing. My dad was given a little greenhouse-type thing as a gift and one of those seed starter kits. This isn’t the first time my parents have had a greenhouse, we built one when I was a […]
My Gardening Layout Up Close or “What was I thinking?”
So of the many fatal flaws in my plan(s), my gardening layout is one of them. As you may recall, I chose short-ish rows and columns so it looked kind of like a table you might see on a computer screen, only less neat and more disorderly. I did this in order to minimize the […]
The Grapes of Wrath, or not….
It should be no surprise to you, based on the url of this blog, that I don’t know much about the practicle aspects of gardening. However something I do have in my favor is that I don’t pretend to know something I don’t. In other words, I ask for help. Such is the case with […]
Digging the garden (yucky, blechy, and blah)
I finished digging up my community garden plot in accordance to my “master plan”. Man what a royal pain in my great workout that was. Ahem. I decided to let it sit and dry out for a while to help kill off some of the grass and weeds (of course it has done lots of […]
Gardening (or how to ruin a perfectly good day)
It’s always a mixed feeling for me to do things like dig up a garden plot. On the one hand it’s necessary, on the other hand by the time I’m done I hurt so much that I can’t help but think of all the other things I needed to do. Ideally the right way to […]
The wrong right tool
It sounds wrong, doesn’t it? What do I mean “the wrong right tool”? The old saying is “the right tool for the right job” and after all I needed a shovel and I used a shovel, it’s not like I tried using a rake to do any digging, not that I wasn’t tempted. 😉 I […]
Getting my garden started
The first thing I did when I got my community garden plot, was to buy some of the things I needed. As it turns out the only things I didn’t need to buy was the hammer and bottled water. The hammer, in case you wondered, is for driving the wooden garden stakes into a vampire […]