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How To Use An Instant Pot As A Steam Juicer – DIY

By Heather / August 4, 2020

Having extra fruit I decided to see how to use an Instant Pot as a steam juicer. This actually wasn’t my first thought as originally I had just watched a video on making juice with a steam juicer and I thought… “I need to get me one of these”. Going to Amazon I checked out […]


Garden Tour 2020

By Heather / July 26, 2020

Below is the West Coast Garden Tour 2020. This year I’ve been practising succession planting. So when I pull something out when it’s done producing, I plant something in its place. Not sure how it’s all going to turn out, but it’s more fun than leaving the soil bare. This year I started all my […]


Hugelkultur Above And Below In A Raised Garden Bed

By Heather / July 20, 2020

I waited until now to post this as I wanted to see if this method would work and it has exceeded my expectations. This spring I was trying to defeat the quail from dust bathing in the garden. I got so frustrated as they kept digging up all the plants as they pressed their bodies […]


When Is A Weed A Weed?

By Heather / July 12, 2020

When is a weed a weed? This question came up for me when I was doing some research on flowers in my garden. Years ago I had bought a plant at a local craft fair and the seller told me it had beautiful yellow flowers. Well at that point in time I really didn’t have […]


Homegrown Meal

By Heather / June 19, 2020

After last week’s fiasco of eating pizza on Friday night I decided that this week I would spend some time in the garden harvesting dinner. Not that it was a chore or anything. I love working in the garden and I have the suntan to prove it. It was time to thin out the carrots […]


Eat Your Vegetables

By Heather / June 14, 2020

You always hear the saying… eat your vegetables and on some level you know they are good for you. And today I finally realized why it was important to eat your veggies. First, let me say I love to garden and I grow most of the vegetables we eat. But also, there are a few […]


Raised Garden Bed Tour – July 4

By Heather / July 5, 2019

Today was a perfect day to do a raised garden bed tour as well as a tour of the flower garden. I did a garden tour last year (which you can find here). This video is a little shorter than last years and I’ve gotten it down to 9:33. Not too bad considering I have […]


Last Year’s Garden – What Worked and What Didn’t

By Heather / June 14, 2019

I’ve finished planting my garden, deciding where veggies should go in what raised bed based on crop rotation and this year I’m even taking into account what plants grow better with others (companion planting). What also comes into play at this time is last years successes and failures in the garden. I call them my […]


My Backyard Has Gone To The Birds

By Heather / August 17, 2018

I have been wildlife gardening in my backyard without even know it. The definition of wildlife gardening according to Wikipedia – “A wildlife garden is an environment created by a gardener that serves as a sustainable haven for surrounding wildlife.” It goes on to say: Building a successful garden suitable for local wildlife is best accomplished […]


What Does One Do With 42 Pounds Of Zucchini?

By Heather / August 15, 2018

Talk about an excess of zucchini! What does one do with 42 pounds of it? Short of trying to give it away to everyone I know and a stranger I met on the street, I was still left with 42 lbs. My zucchinis have been prolific this year and I had planted 3 plus a patty pan […]

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