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Five Great Reasons to Garden this Year

Have you been watching patiently for the last frost in your growing region?  Ordered seeds already?  Dreaming of greener days outdoors?  In case you need any more motivation, here are five great reasons to garden this year! Family Project Whether your aim is to teach the kids more responsibility or simply have a constructive way […]

Continue Reading By on February 22, 2016 in agriculture, family, food, garden, gardening, organic
mildewed squash leaf and tomatoes

The Day I Stopped Composting

Welcome! Saturdays in the Garden: The Day I Stopped Composting All of you green gardening friends out there know how important composting is.  You’ve probably heard me wax nostalgic about proudly saving my family’s vegetable peelings year around so I can build a backyard compost pile to use later in the garden.  I often mention […]

Continue Reading By on July 25, 2015 in agriculture, garden, gardening, organic

Summer Organic Garden Maintenance – Saturdays in the Garden

Stay in touch with my newsletter here! Enter here for summer grilling giveaway! One in four of you is growing your own vegetable garden, according to the latest census data.  How is your garden growing this summer?  We’re having moderate success, which I’m thankful for despite a hectic schedule and not enough time for maintenance […]

Continue Reading By on June 20, 2015 in agriculture, garden, green, organic

Saturdays in the Garden 2015

Get my newsletter by signing up here! As a young professional working in the news business, I didn’t think I had time to garden.  So, on a summer trip home to see my folks, they sent me home with an entire paper bag loaded down with homegrown tomatoes.  Somehow they survived the trip in the […]

Continue Reading By on May 9, 2015 in agriculture, farm, garden, organic

Flour Sack Mama Blog & #CleanCouponing Highlights from 2014

At the Flour Sack Mama blog, we’re about carrying on the best of Grandma’s traditions while improving on what we know better!  You probably have several favorite online spots for catching up with news and information that’s relevant to your life.  On this blog, we don’t try to cover it all; but as creator and […]

Continue Reading By on December 31, 2014 in agriculture, blogging, climate, garden, safer chemicals

Saturdays in the Garden: #FlourSackMamaGarden

Abundant tomatoes for juicy eating and preserving, convenient lettuces & herbs just outside the kitchen door, our own organic strawberry patch — all enticing reasons to grow our own little organic family garden. It’s time for 0ur Saturdays in the Garden series to hibernate for the winter.  While we’ve been harvesting late batches of leaf […]

Continue Reading By on October 31, 2014 in agriculture, garden, organic

Saturdays in the Garden: Pumpkin Harvest

Can pumpkins coexist with tomato plants?  They did in our little organic garden this summer! No, we didn’t plan in that way.  It’s just that I frugally reused compost from a section of the bin that contained several of last year’s pumpkin seeds.  Then several pumpkin plants cheerfully made themselves at home along the fence […]

Continue Reading By on October 4, 2014 in agriculture, garden, organic

Saturdays in the Garden: Completing Tomato Seed Saving

Don’t you wonder who the first person was to discover that letting something sit and ferment can be a good thing?  Even for organic gardening, where it’s common to play in the dirt and appreciate microorganisms, this seed saving method seems pretty gross. We told you last week about our beginning efforts to save tomato […]

Continue Reading By on September 13, 2014 in agriculture, garden, organic, seeds