Setting Up a Planter Box – Square Foot Gardening


Photo Credit I love square foot gardening (SFG). I've done it a few years now. And I just love it. It's simple, easy...not terribly expensive to get started. And you get to grow lots of great goodies in a tiny space...with minimal time "working" the garden...watering, weeding, etc. Boy's Life has an easy to follow and understand tutorial for setting up a planter … [Read more...]

Late Season Garden Update

So there hasn't been much happening in my garden lately. After the squirrel attacks, not much was left :( There is, however, Swiss chard, Kale and Brussel sprouts growing strong. It's making a comeback as the weather has cooled off again! I also noticed that there are a number of green tomatoes again on the plants out back...the squirrels must be full from them now. I … [Read more...]

Savory Slow Cooker Chicken and Butternut Squash


  This recipe is part of our 6th Costco Meal Plan: 20 Slow Cooker Freezer Packs from Costco for $150! We've been enjoying lots of butternut squash lately, after buying some at Kroger, then more at Aldi the next week for just $.59 each! We've had this...a beef stew with butternut ...and I made the same beef stew mix for the guys to enjoy while I'm out of town this … [Read more...]

Home Depot Garden Club


I've been a member of the Home Depot Garden Club for several years now. I really appreciate the tips for gardening in my region, as well as the coupons and offers too! If you'd like to join the Garden Club, just click the banner and be on your way to savings and helpful gardening ideas! A … [Read more...]