(Anti?) Chicken Laws in Howard County

I have been chicken-dreaming lately and I finally decided I should look at the actual laws. People kept telling me you could not have chickens in Columbia and while I believed them, I wanted to do a bit of research for myself. So …<drumroll>…

When To Sow?

It seemed to me that I started all of my seeds late last year, so I have been looking around for dates to start. By January I saw tons of people from my area starting pepper and tomatoes, which I didn’t think were supposed to be started until March. I love Mother Earth News magazine […]

A Tomato Mystery

A few days ago I came across a mystery in my garden. No one had stolen produced or nibbled on vines, but instead I had a tomato that wasn’t what it seemed…

MyFolia, a Website for Gardeners

A few months ago, a friend introduced me to a gardening website that has become indispensable to me, and I don’t say this lightly! The website is myfolia.com, and it is a great way to keep a garden journal for those of us who are not inclined to write things down or who are looking […]

Makin’ Dirt

Composting is a great way to make dirt naturally and is an unseen but essential practice in organic gardening. Even while trying to garden in an environmentally-friendly manner, it is often easy to be lured into buying the latest must-have tool. For two years I have been using a plastic bin provided by my county […]