Would you like a monthly email roundup of tips and previously published posts all about what your garden is facing that month? Subscribe to our new “Very Easy Veggie Garden Monthly Digest!”Continue reading “Monthly Garden Tips by Email!”
Have you ever tried limeade made with fresh mint leaves? I really can’t say enough about how yummy it is! Of course limeade is delicious already–like lemonade’s quirkier, sweeter, and more flavorful cousin. But adding some fresh mint makes it irresistibly smooth, mellow, and refreshing…. Whenever I drink it, I just can’t put it down!Continue reading “Fresh Mint Limeade”
Ever felt the excitement of watching your first squash start to develop, only to be disappointed when it quickly becomes wrinkled or starts rotting on the vine? The good news is that the problem may be easier to fix than you think.Continue reading “Why are my Squash Shriveling?”
So maybe you don’t have a good spot for a garden bed, or you’d just prefer to start small. But do know that container gardening has added challenges.
Previous failure at growing plants in pots does not necessarily mean you are bad at gardening, or that you wouldn’t be successful with a different, more fool-proof method like raised beds. In fact, much of the information in this post comes from my own trials, failures, and lessons with containers on the balcony of my first apartment. So don’t be afraid to try again or try a new method!
Here at my best tips to help your container garden succeed.Continue reading “3 Essentials for a Successful Container Garden”
I don’t think you’ll ever hear anyone use the word “easy” to describe life with twins, especially the first couple years. (Well, except maybe my husband‘s grandmother, but I suspect she either has a selective memory or was way better at life than I am).
Either way, I suppose most of the smart people in my life figured I would take the spring and summer off from gardening that year. Maybe I should have. But gardening is like a breath of fresh air to me, something that turned out to be invaluable when it felt like we were barely keeping our heads above water.Continue reading “A Garden That Does the Work For You”
So you’ve got a veggie plant or two (or ten). Who could blame you? That springtime planting fever is hard to resist.
But now what? If you want to know how to start a garden, let me be your guide.
In short, your plant will need three (maybe four) things:Continue reading “How to Start a Garden (for beginners!)”
Have you ever had a little seedling plant that looked so beautiful, until you transplanted it in the garden–only to find it dead the next day?? You don’t just have an unlucky brown thumb–there’s a reason it happened, and ways to prevent it!Continue reading “Preparing Seedlings for the Garden: How & Why”
This site is for everyone who has ever said, “I’d like to have a vegetable garden, but…”
You’ll also find my favorite recipes, tips, and ways to use your vegetables. Looking forward to growing with you!
Not sure where to start?Continue reading “Welcome to The Very Easy Veggie Garden!”
With our new house comes new adventures and plenty of room for new experiments. High on that list is new garden beds, and testing out different soil mixes! These cedar garden bed looks very promising so far, especially for the low price.Continue reading “$15 Cedar Raised Garden Bed DIY”
On the day we bought our first house, the realtor said, “I just have to ask–why? Why this one?”Continue reading “New House, Old House”
Does starting your own seeds seem too intimidating for a beginner gardener? Sure, it is a little more challenging than some might think. But it doesn’t have to be complicated either! Read on to find out what you need to start seeds successfully—and simply.Continue reading “Starting Seeds: Simplified (7 Steps)”
One of the first steps to planning your garden is to decide what type of garden you will have, where to put it, and what you will plant. But once you’ve decided, here’s what to consider when planning your vegetable garden layout.Continue reading “Planning Your Garden Layout”
For a gardener, there are few things as exciting as looking ahead to spring and planning a vegetable garden! This garden planning series will guide you in all you need to know to plan your vegetable garden.
Especially for a beginner, planning in advance will help you succeed and get the most out of your garden. When planning your first vegetable garden, here are five essential questions you should ask yourself.Continue reading “Beginner Garden Planning (5 Questions)”
Do all the lists of planting dates you see just leave you more confused about when to start a vegetable garden?
Maybe I’ve got a unique perspective writing this post… I don’t know about you, but when I see lists on Pinterest of suggested planting dates–exact, actual dates–I shake my head… because where I come from, it’s not that simple!Continue reading “When to Start a Vegetable Garden: Planting Dates”
Choosing a gift for twins is easy, right? Matching outfits, of course!
As a mom of boy girl twins, I do love coordinating outfits. But, maybe I wouldn’t if they were identical. Some parents prefer to encourage their twins’ individuality from the beginning, or would rather not have their closets overflowing with double outfits!
If you love twin clothing, I don’t blame you, so I’m including a few of my favorite items. But the categories below will also give you ideas for some really practical gifts that are requested, tested, and loved by lots of other twin parents! Many of them are great ideas for new parents of single babies as well. Continue reading “Gift Guide for New Parents of Twins”
Thanksgiving is easily one of my absolute favorite holidays of the year. I love to cook, but I’m afraid my Thanksgiving cooking resume is quite underwhelming. What do I make for thanksgiving each year? Usually, just one thing: a strawberry banana jello salad.Continue reading “Fresh Pumpkin Pecan Pie (Dairy-free & Optional Paleo, GF or Vegan)”