Top 3 Reasons You Should Grow Cover Crops for Raised Beds

Top 3 Reasons You Should Grow Cover Crops for Raised Beds

Perhaps you have heard of cover crops before, but only thought they were important for farmers or large scale gardens. Well, I’m here to tell you that cover crops for raised beds are an incredible addition to your gardening practice! Not only do they improve your soil health, but they also suppress weeds, add in beneficial nutrients, decrease soil compaction, and attract beneficial insects!

Winter Home Apothecary: Delicious Elderberry Syrup

Winter Home Apothecary: Delicious Elderberry Syrup

As the weather begins to cool and the sun sets earlier and earlier, it signals to me that it is time to build my winter home apothecary. This will consist of a variety of different wildcrafted herbs, but one of my tried and true remedies is one you can easily make right in your kitchen. Elderberry syrup is a potent herbal remedy that not only helps boost your immune system, but may also help shorten the duration of cold and flu.

8 Restorative Autumn Equinox Rituals

8 Restorative Autumn Equinox Rituals

Can you feel it? That gust of cool air that softly carries a golden leaf down to its final resting place? Are you noticing the mornings are a bit darker everyday? The sun is setting a little bit earlier each evening? The autumn equinox is upon us, and it is often a welcome time of reprieve from the long hot days of summer. This is one of my favorite seasonal shifts of the year, as I have many autumn equinox rituals I practice to celebrate the beginning of the darker half of the year.

Ultimate Guide to Planting Garlic in the Fall

Ultimate Guide to Planting Garlic in the Fall

If there is one thing you should be thinking about right now – it is planting garlic in the fall. Garlic is one of the easiest crops to grow in the garden, but it takes some careful planning to do it right due to the fact that it takes 8-9 months before harvest. This guide will walk you through all of the things you should be considering right now – from choosing what type of garlic you want to plant, when to plant it, and how! Let’s dive into all things related to planting garlic in the fall!

8 Summer Solstice Rituals of Abundance

8 Summer Solstice Rituals of Abundance

Around the time of the summer solstice is when I notice a welcomed shift within myself. Spring is full of hard work towards the goals intentions we set during the long winter months. But summer solstice marks when I start to see the fruits of my labor. Flowers are blooming, spring vegetables are abundant, bees are busy pollinating. I can finally take a moment to breathe, bask in the sun, and practice some of my favorite summer solstice rituals.

5 Best Plants for Bees and Butterflies in the Garden

5 Best Plants for Bees and Butterflies in the Garden

I’ve said this before, and I will say it forevermore – my garden is not just for me. I spend countless hours designing, planning, planting and tending to it. And I certainly get an immense amount of sustenance – to my mind, body and soul. But I don’t do it just for me. My garden is home to many creatures, big and small. And I keep them in mind with every decision I make. One of my favorite things to do is to incorporate plants for bees and butterflies in the garden. And I am sharing them with you in hopes that you incorporate them into your garden too!

4 Ways to Avoid Garden Burnout

4 Ways to Avoid Garden Burnout

Whether or not you have heard the term “garden burnout” – I bet you know exactly what I am talking about. It always sneaks up on me towards the end of spring/beginning of summer. After 3 to 4 months of garden planning, seed starting, soil amending, planting, planting, planting – I finally hit a wall of exhaustion. It’s a delicate balance between completing all of our garden tasks and not depleting our energy.