Saving Lettuce Seed

Saving Lettuce Seed

Dear Neighbor, I am trying to do something I have never done before in my backyard homesteading endeavor: saving lettuce seeds. I planted enough lettuce this year that I could leave some in the garden for seeding purpose and not eat it. Once the heat struck,  the...
Growing Potatoes From Store Bought Potatoes

Growing Potatoes From Store Bought Potatoes

  I would like to grow potatoes and I was wondering if I can use store potatoes as starters. Can I? Got $10 that says I can. Thanks, Tina Dear Tina, Yes and no. How’s that for a winning answer? Growing potatoes from store bought potatoes is easy  if they...
Garden Companion Chart

Garden Companion Chart

Dear Neighbors, I just couldnt’ wrap my head around Companion Gardening. You’d think they’d all get along; I mean how much conflict could they have? They are vegetables for pete’s sake!  I had to learn the hard way that some plants really do...
Natural Slug Killer

Natural Slug Killer

            Dear Neighbor, Slugs…the bane of my garden existence. You could find me on summer nights with a flash light and a weapon (anything that could smash slugs) following the slime to their hiding places or current feeding spot. Yelling my victory cheer as I...
Why I Can So Much Salsa

Why I Can So Much Salsa

Dear Neighbor, The two most versatile canned sauces are spaghetti and salsa. While spaghetti sauce can be used in a lot of recipes,  I find salsa even more versatile. You can use salsa as a dip,salad dressing, a cracker spread, a soup or casserole base, a condiment...