Is Your Location too Small to Grow a Vegetable Garden?

You don’t need vast acreage to feed your families. Just yesterday I was remembering the first time I came through this part of Missouri in 1979. I came through at the end of July and I remember the numerous gardens I saw in backyards all throughout the state. That was what made me fall inContinue reading “Is Your Location too Small to Grow a Vegetable Garden?”

Are You Growing A Survival Garden?

It’s easy to place blame on someone or something else in regard to the lack of food security in our world. We could blame the government. We can the disease that had us locked up for two years. We can blame the war in Europe. We can blame our president or our economic system. WeContinue reading “Are You Growing A Survival Garden?”

Spring: The Season of Constant Changes

Spring is planting season, but it is also the rainy season here in the Missouri Ozarks and the temperatures are more variable than in any other area of the country. It can be dry and hot early in the day and cold and rainy by the end of that same day. It can be rainingContinue reading “Spring: The Season of Constant Changes”

Healthy Tomato Plants from Seed

Tomatoes are the mainstay of almost every backyard vegetable garden and our garden is no exception. Our plans this year include eating all we can while they are fresh, canning them in various forms as well as selling some at farmers’ market. We have planted several varieties of tomatoes that we plan to put in our garden this year.

What Do I Grow in the Vegetable Garden This Year?

It’s that time of year again! It’s time to purchase seeds for starting the annual vegetable garden. But what should you be growing?  With the uncertainties of the food supply chain, it is imperative that you know how to discover what to grow in your vegetable garden.

A More Complete Sweet Potato Harvest

Here’s how many people start their own sweet potato slips. They wait until January or February and use this method. It’s how I started and it works, but I’m sharing a better way!