Category Archives: Gardening

10 Tips For Growing Onions Like A Boss

Are you a firm believer that you absolutely suck at gardening?

Well, my beautiful reader you, I am here to tell you to PLANT SOME STINKIN’ ONIONS! (No pun intended…)

They are literally the easiest thing in the world to grow….wait….can I make that claim?

Let me think……

Yep.

Yep, it’s the absolute easiest thing to grow.

Here are some tips to get ya started!

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10 Tips For Growing Basil Like A Boss

I love basil. It makes my summer worth the sweat. It makes your food come alive.

I would eat pesto on fresh pasta  every day if I could. But ya know, you need variety and things like that. Still 50% of our lunches end up being this because it tastes so dang good. The other 50% ends up being super yummy salads, or campfire food over the fire pit in the backyard.

As you can imagine we end up going through quite a bit of basil during the summer. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but fresh basil from the grocery store can be kinda pricey. Somehow it also goes bad before I get around to using it. Either I forget about it, or it gets lost in the back of the fridge never to be found.

This is why we grow our own. And a lot of it. It’s cheap to grow, and you really don’t have to do much for it. Just water and weed as necessary.

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My Goals for 2015

Tomorrow will be the start of another year and if you’re like me you probably have a list of things you’d like to accomplish in 2015. I came up with 12 goals I’d like to accomplish next year with the hopes of being able to cross them all off one by one.

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A Hectic Life

I would love to pretend I was some organized, neat, person who is good with the whole time management thing and colors in the lines more times than not. I would also like to pretend that I have a very clean house and a schedule in place with chunks of “free” time here and there.

I would love to.

But I can’t.

Not even for one second.

I am typically very busy, so when I have down time I. Enjoy. Every. Second. Of. It.

There is no exact schedule for me. I have tried to maintain one before, and it just doesn’t work for me. They just never work out.Plus, I don’t like the feeling of being restricted by a piece of paper. I guess I’m just a rebel like that.

I just sort of make mental notes of any major things going on that day and plan for them. like if we need bread for lunch, then I need to start bread by 9:30. Or, if we need to go shopping that day, I need to prep some snack at a free moment, so we don’t get arrested for starving a bunch of kids in a house stocked with food who know how to cook just fine.

Oh, but scratch those plans because the baby (who isn’t really a baby anymore, he’s almost 3, so I guess we should stop calling him the baby) just decided to take a red sharpie to the couch, chest freezer, and front door while you were cleaning out the fridge and making a grocery list.

Yeah.

It’s an amazing life isn’t it????

That was half way sarcastic in case you didn’t know.

Oh, but that’s not all!!!

Grampa’s called saying he was coming over to deliver some corn, and he’d be there in an hour.

Greeeeeeeeeat………..

Well I had no clue how to get sharpie out of the couch, so I asked people on twitter, Facebook, and texted everyone I knew. Some people said eraser would get it off the door, and suggested different essential oils. Unfortunately, our door and freezer now have some “character”. As for the couch, vinegar and a little elbow grease got that sucker right out.

Needless to say we didn’t eat sandwiches for lunch that day. We ate leftovers.

Old.

Unwanted.

Leftovers.

And we didn’t enjoy it, in case you hadn’t guessed.

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10 Tips For Growing Strawberries {Like A Boss}

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This is our third year growing strawberries as well as our third year of research. The first year was a complete and utter failure. We weren’t “gardeners” at the time so we didn’t water it, weed it, feed it, or make sure not to step on/drive over it. Yeah, our “garden” was right in front of our “drive-way” (ahem) grass (ahem). Then the second year we decided we wanted a garden so my father, an all or nothin’ type of guy, decided to build this massive structure.

But still didn’t tend much to our strawberries, and got literally 2 berries off of our three plants.  So then on our third year we planted 10 more plants and did a whole lot of research. And I do mean a lot, my friend.

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