The Kitchen Garden

A Little Tour of Our Garden: Video

A Little Tour of Our Garden: Video

It’s not perfect but it’s one of my favorite places to be. It is a place of fresh starts and new beginnings, curiosity, discoveries, and a place where my whole family works together. Every ounce of work that goes into it is completely worth it. […]

Potting Shed Restoration: Phase 2, Shiplap and Sinkholes

Potting Shed Restoration: Phase 2, Shiplap and Sinkholes

Wowza, how is it March already?!? And how are we not done with this project yet?!?¬† The potting shed has proven to be one of the slowest-moving projects we’ve ever done. Seriously, we added an entire 2nd story to our previous house in less time! […]

How to Plant & Grow Beautiful Paperwhites for the Holidays- Video

How to Plant & Grow Beautiful Paperwhites for the Holidays- Video

    There is just something so incredibly beautiful about having pots filled with petite paperwhite flowers during the holidays. They are festive, they smell nice, and they can spruce up just about any area of your home! Better yet- they can be planted in […]

The Ultimate Fall Cleanup List for Your Garden, Flowers, & Yard

The Ultimate Fall Cleanup List for Your Garden, Flowers, & Yard

Wow, is it actually cool enough to start the annual Fall Cleanup?? The warmer-than-usual weather recently had many of our plants confused! However, now that night time temps are dipping into the 40s, that is definitely your cue to get out there and get the […]

The Potting Shed Restoration: Phase 1

The Potting Shed Restoration: Phase 1

Oh, the potting shed. It’s one of those little spots that just feels nostalgic and I adore it. It’s one of the things that made me fall in love this property. The old, cool and damp spring smell, the creaky white cupboards with the painted-black […]

Beautiful Varieties of Pumpkins

Beautiful Varieties of Pumpkins

When the weather starts to cool and the end of September/beginning of October approach, it can only mean one thing…… Pumpkins!! There’s just something about Fall that I love; maybe it’s getting my favorite sweaters back out or drinking a hot cup of coffee on […]

Catching Up After a Family Summer Vacation…Projects, Projects, Projects!

Catching Up After a Family Summer Vacation…Projects, Projects, Projects!

Hi everyone! Yes, I am still alive. I normally like to write about twice per week, so going two whole weeks without any posts seems crazy! But between a week long family vacation to Door County (plus the extra day of work before you leave, […]

Tips on How to Maintain Your Vegetable Garden

Tips on How to Maintain Your Vegetable Garden

So you got your garden beds all ready and planted all sorts of herbs and vegetables…now what?!? Here are a few, fairly quick things you can do to keep it growing great all season! From plenty of water and weeding, to thinning seedlings, to pinching […]

It’s Not Too Late to Plant Your Dahlias This Year

It’s Not Too Late to Plant Your Dahlias This Year

After getting the front and back gardens planted full of vegetables, gourds, and melons this year I found myself with a little extra room. I suppose I could fill it with some extra sweet corn….OR maybe a few dahlias?? There’s always a little debate about […]

Mini Herb Gardens for Gifts or Just for Fun!

Mini Herb Gardens for Gifts or Just for Fun!

Every year our family likes to come up with a little extra special something for the kids’ teachers, which I think is the least we can do after all the time and effort they put in! This year we thought some mini herb gardens might […]

What to Plant in Your Summer Garden: Vegetables, Herbs, & Flowers

What to Plant in Your Summer Garden: Vegetables, Herbs, & Flowers

While the spring and fall gardens are great, the summer garden is most certainly my favorite! If you are going to plant 1 round of things for the year, this is when to do it. It has the longest season and the most plant varieties […]

What to Plant in Your Spring Garden

What to Plant in Your Spring Garden

Every spring it takes everything I have not to start planting seeds while there is still snow on the ground. Don’t get me wrong. I absolutely love everything about the winter¬†season- I go into full holiday decorating mode, we bake gingerbread, read every Christmas story […]

Plant a Pumpkin Patch…Why Not?

Plant a Pumpkin Patch…Why Not?

I love pumpkins. Period. I can’t think of many other things that make such a statement in the fall as a beautiful group of different colored pumpkins and gourds at the front door. Just think of it- the fresh chill in the air, crisp golden […]

How to Get Your Garden Beds Ready for Planting

How to Get Your Garden Beds Ready for Planting

Getting ready to start planting? Here are a few things to do first to wake up your garden and get the most out of your plants this year. Outside of starting a brand new garden, the 2 most laborious tasks of the year are probably […]

Literally Anyone Can Plant A Garden…Which Type Will You Choose?

Literally Anyone Can Plant A Garden…Which Type Will You Choose?

Really anyone can plant some sort of garden just about anywhere! Whether you have acres of land with rows and rows of veggies, or a little patio with weathered terra cota pots filled to the brim with tomatoes, basil, peppers and lettuce- you, my friend, […]