Katie Apple Seed

you reap what you sow

Isle de Jean Charles: Last stand on the Island

Isle de Jean Charles

Isle de Jean Charles

Only 25 families left on the Isle de Jean Charles in Louisiana

Only 25 families left on the Isle de Jean Charles in Louisiana

Garden love… a little bit of everything in one happy little garden.
click on the photo for a great article about how to force bulbs into bloom during any time of the year :)

Garden love… a little bit of everything in one happy little garden.


click on the photo for a great article about how to force bulbs into bloom during any time of the year :)

fresh

fresh

gardening…
I am a firm believer that everyone should have their own garden. Nothing is better than being able to walk out your back door and pick fresh tomatoes or lettuce for a salad, and NOTHING feels better than watching your little seedlings blossom into beautiful, food bearing plants. I am personally one of those people who, after a hard day, will go spend time in my garden and instantly feel better. I am lucky enough to live on my own farm and have lots of land to grow all the veggies and flowers I could ever want, but most people don’t have that luxury.
This diagram of a raised garden bed is a perfect example of something that everyone could build. It would make an excellent weekend project, (cough, cough, Mother’s day is right around the corner) and would provide a large amount of veggies for your kitchen. I especially like this layout because it includes a vertical section for growing yummy things like beans and cucumbers. 
Raised beds are extremely easy to make, and with a little time, sunshine and water, anyone with 10 feet of yard space (or roof space, for my city people) can have one. Get to planting now and have a lush garden for the summer!
Click the photo above to see a great video on how to build a raised garden bed!

gardening…


I am a firm believer that everyone should have their own garden. Nothing is better than being able to walk out your back door and pick fresh tomatoes or lettuce for a salad, and NOTHING feels better than watching your little seedlings blossom into beautiful, food bearing plants. I am personally one of those people who, after a hard day, will go spend time in my garden and instantly feel better. I am lucky enough to live on my own farm and have lots of land to grow all the veggies and flowers I could ever want, but most people don’t have that luxury.

This diagram of a raised garden bed is a perfect example of something that everyone could build. It would make an excellent weekend project, (cough, cough, Mother’s day is right around the corner) and would provide a large amount of veggies for your kitchen. I especially like this layout because it includes a vertical section for growing yummy things like beans and cucumbers.

Raised beds are extremely easy to make, and with a little time, sunshine and water, anyone with 10 feet of yard space (or roof space, for my city people) can have one. Get to planting now and have a lush garden for the summer!

Click the photo above to see a great video on how to build a raised garden bed!

Mrs. Belmont’s farm for girls

Mrs. Belmont’s farm for girls

There are only three things that can kill a farmer: lightning, rolling over in a tractor, and old age