Our garden soil, just after addition of our compost bin. Bits of visible egg shell and food peels tell the story of our life, making this soil so much richer and more meaningful to our food and our land then a purchased bag of uniformly milled soil.   I can’t say enough about composting. I can understand why some folks feel resistant to it, I know I used to. It seemed like it would smell bad, would attract vermin into my yard, and on top of that, be a pain in the butt. But when we moved into our […]

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Spring has officially ARRIVED!

I am so excited to share with you today a gardening update! I’d love to hear about what your garden situation is and how it’s coming along… if spring has reached your part of the world yet… links to your pictures and blogs would be awesome and most welcome!!! Spring has definitely sprung around Charleston, SC. Here is what it looks like in my back yard:     Lettuce coming up nicely… this is the Rocky Top Lettuce Blend from Baker Creek…       Little rows of carrots just peeking through… these are yellow carrots from Baker Creek…  

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Organic Gardening Series… kicking it off with seeds!

Spring has filled the air around here… at least it’s become warm enough for me to realize the ground isn’t going to stay cold for long and I better get some of the garden fertilized and seedlings started. The first step of this whole process is to make sure we are getting non-GMO seeds. With the recent surrender of Whole Foods, Organic Valley, and Stoneyfeild Farms to the Monsanto GMO dictatorship, it is more important then EVER to make sure you are as close to your food as possible… knowing where your food comes from is the only real way

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