Friday, September 23, 2016


Just making a quick announcement while I have a 30 minute break during my kitchen double (ugh).

I am so excited for the Swapoween Swap over at Chaotic Goddess Swaps! Come join us if you love Halloween, meeting other fun bloggers, and love swapping goodies! 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

A Quick Fall Planting Guide

The second most wonderful time of the year.
Tied with spring planting time ;)

 If you live in a southern state you have a longer fall/winter growing season, if you are in the north or mid-west you have a shorter growing season. Now is the time to start your seeds, if you haven't already. You're almost out of time, especially in the cooler states.

The best crops to plant now are leafy greens, lettuces, hardy root vegetables, brassicas (cabbages, brussel sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower) and garlic. The best time for planting garlic is late September through mid-November. The last two years I planted my fall garden in a large garden on our family farm, this year because of limited sunlight at my new home, I'm planting them in containers. All of these, including garlic, are super easy to grow in pots, deep window boxes, or standing planters. 

This year I'll be using a standing planter that a dear friend got me for my birthday.

The top row will house broccoli, the second and third lettuces, kale, and some smaller round carrots. The bottom is being saved for garlic!

Germination time for lettuce seeds is only 1-3 days! Get those babies planted and in 20-30 days (depending on how big you want them grow) you'll have fresh lettuce all ready to eat. My organic non-gmo lettuce mix seeds sprouted after only one day. Fall planting really is great, most things grow themselves, especially the non-gmo heirloom varieties - some have been around for centuries and are wonders to grow.

What are you planting this fall?

Book Swap Reveal!

As you know, I joined in the Chaotic Goddess Swaps Book Swap this month! My partner was Heather from, she lives close to where I used to live and enjoys the same kind of books as I do. 

Heather sent me Paradise Lot as the book she loves and suggests I read. It definitely looks like something I am going to enjoy! I'm always trying to find new inventive and smart ways to better my garden, this book will help!
The other two are from my wishlist, with the Chakra book being the one that Heather is interested in for herself.

I can't wait to jump into The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs. My yard/forest is the perfect place to practice what I learn from it. Thank you so so much Heather, you've provided me with endless days of reading and learning!

The next swap is Swapoween! Come join the fun!