This post may include affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I’ll earn a small fee at no extra cost to you.Earwigs, or pincher bugs, are a common garden pest that can wreak havoc on your plants. Luckily, it’s easy to learn how to get rid of earwigs naturally so your garden (and your family) stays safe. What are earwigs? Earwigs are small, flat-bodied insects with unmistakable pinchers on their
No more stinky masks! This natural mask freshener spray is easy to make, smells amazing, and will keep your mask smelling good until you can wash it. Everybody’s had one of those moments when their breath doesn’t smell so great. Most of the time, you can fix that by brushing your teeth or chewing a piece of gum. But when you’ve been breathing in your mask and the smell is
You can grow asparagus in your home garden! This tender, delicious vegetable regrows every Spring–so you can plant once and enjoy it for years. To me, the first signs of Spring are picking homegrown snow peas and finding fresh asparagus at the farmer’s market. I love to add asparagus to omelettes, stir-fry, or pasta salad. It’s delicious grilled, steamed, stir-fried, even pickled. Asparagus is easy to grow, but it does
Are you crazy about canning? Have more Ball jars than you could possibly count? Then you’re probably a crazy canning lady. Here’s a quick checklist to help you determine if your canning obsession has gone too far. Like most obsessions, canning starts innocently enough. Maybe you have a bumper crop of strawberries, thanks to these easy strawberry-growing tips. Then you figure it can’t be too hard to make some strawberry
These delicious strawberry yogurt popsicles are easy to make, with 3 natural ingredients. They’re a cool, healthy treat the whole family will love! Sweet, juicy homegrown strawberries are one of my favorite parts of summer. We grow lots of them in our front yard garden each year. See how easy it is to grow great strawberries. I often find the kids sitting outside, eating giant strawberries right off the plant!
You can start a vegetable garden in July! Plant these 9 vegetables in July for a huge harvest this fall. Includes recommended varieties, planting tips, and recipes. Ahhh, July…everyone else is basking in the sun, swimming and eating homemade fudgesicles, and us gardeners are worried about mulch and aphids. (You can get rid of aphids without chemicals! See the best ways to eliminate aphids naturally, right here.) You might think
This crisp and refreshing watermelon limeade is perfect for a hot summer day. With a tasty balance of sweet and tart, it’s also great as a watermelon lime slushie! On hot summer days, everybody needs a cool drink or two to stay hydrated. Most of the time, the kids are outside playing and Hubby and I are either building something in the garage or working in the garden. When we
Make your own decadent, creamy, dark chocolate ice cream. This copycat of Baskin-Robbins Chocolate Fudge ice cream is so easy to make, with no eggs and no cooking. Chocolate ice cream is great! But after you taste the rich, indulgent flavor of this homemade dark chocolate ice cream you’ll never go back. And you won’t believe how easy it is to make. Traditional chocolate ice cream is made from a
Spoil your family with this easy Strawberry Freezer Jam! Preserve the delicious sweetness of summer strawberries with this quick recipe that doesn’t need to be cooked or canned. We are harvesting lots of strawberries from our front yard garden this year. Are you growing strawberries? They’re one of the best plants to grow with kids. If you haven’t grown them before, see how easy it is to grow great strawberries.
Aphids can destroy your vegetable or flower garden, but it’s easy to get rid of aphids without using dangerous chemicals that might hurt your plants, pets, or kids. Here are the 8 best natural ways to get rid of aphids. It’s all too common to head out to the garden and find that it has been invaded. Your precious, precious vegetables, that you’ve loved, cared for, and nurtured since they
This natural insect repellent keeps the bugs away without without dangerous chemicals like DEET or permethrin. Enjoy your cookouts, hikes, and camping trips without mosquito bites. I went on my first backpacking trip in 7th grade, and immediately fell in love with hiking and camping. I quickly learned that if there are mosquitoes around, they’ll eat me alive! Mosquito-free hiking trails are pretty rare nonexistent around here, and I spent
It’s easy to make homemade bread crumbs to use in your favorite recipes. Skip the stale breadcrumbs at the store and make your own, either with fresh or old bread. Any other bread bakers out there? I love making Hearty No-Knead Bread, but many of my early loaves didn’t turn out great. Some of them didn’t rise correctly, and some of them got a little *cough* overcooked. If you have