Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

From inside the Little Blue Bungalow,
Katie Jean 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Practical Gardening Tips 101

It really is not a mystery that I love to write, but it is a mystery why I've been absent from my blog. Nevertheless, it is time to dig-in and start blogging about the happenings at the Little Blue Bungalow once again.

The work I do in my gardens throughout the year isn't magical (even though I image it in my mind), but really the work I do is practical.  It really is not a mystery and should be shared. It dawned me as I stood in line to turn in my open class vegetables at the fair this year...that gardening is a dying art. I literally was the youngest participant there by at least 30 years. I was shocked! If our generation doesn't embrace the art of gardening we will begin to become more distant from where our food grows and miss out on the garden goodness. We need to teach our children and those around us on how to be self-reliant and self-sufficient. No matter how big your yard is, a garden can enrich your family's life and provide you with super nutrients that will help you live healthier and ease your pocketbook.

Gardening is my passion. If I could spend every day in the garden digging in the dirt, growing new life, enriching the soil...I think I'd fulfill who I was created to be. But as much as I LOVE to garden I love to share the knowledge I've gained through gardening. No, I'm not a master gardener, but I have experience around a pitch fork and growing organic goodness for my family, friends and neighbors consumption for nearly 27 years. (Don't try and figure out the math...I'm 37 years old.) I'm thrifty, resourceful and can help you attain a garden that may not live up to Martha Stewart's standards, but provide your family with fresh food and enjoyment.

Gardening to me is a year round activity. Yes, year round! Now, you may be thinking, "That is great KJ, but how do I do it?"  I have your answer...I want to take the mystery out of gardening and bring you weekly tips that will help you improve or start your own garden. Stop by my blog every Tuesday and I'll share a practical gardening tip that you can put into practice in your own backyard farm. Join me on this journey as we learn together and grow our gardens. Be also on the lookout for some basic gardening classes at the Garden City Grange in Snohomish, WA as well as onsite at The Little Blue Bungalow throughout the year.

From inside The Little Blue Bungalow,
Katie Jean