{Food & Gardening} Gardening with Kids and Books

One of my favorite quotes… It often happens to children – and sometimes to gardeners – that they are given gifts of value of which they do not perceive until much later. – Wayne Winterrowd Although it can apply to many things, I offer think of it when teaching children about gardening. I am passionate [...]

{Food & Gardening} Garlic

garlic sprouts in my garden

by SimplyNu By definition… Garlic is a hardy plant, Allium sativum, of the amaryllis family whose strongly, pungent bulb is used in cookery and medicine. (dictionary.com) Well, I think that hardy little plant is amazing! I researched natural ways to cure infections when I was pregnant with my children, because I didn’t want to have [...]

{Food & Gardening} Seed Saving Marigolds

marigold border

Marigolds are a flowering annual that attract beneficial insects. They produce globe-shaped blossoms that consist of lacy foliage. Marigolds also produce a pungent smell that deters some gardening pests, so they are a popular plant among vegetable gardeners. They are ideal for planting in borders, beds, and container gardens. I find marigolds to be among [...]