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  • Producing a podcast was at the top of my Resolutions List this year & I’m finally making it a reality thanks to my lifelong friend Tyler Gutman (aka Romo Loco). We had no plans, agenda, or structure going into […]


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    With the impending doom of 60 degrees below zero on its way to us in Ohio, it got me thinking – what are the most cold-hardy plants that survive in the harshest conditions on the planet? I […]

  • Photo by Rohan Makhecha on Unsplash

    It is 5:30am on the day before Thanksgiving. Last night we ended up falling asleep in the living room, so it was a lot easier justifying waking up early. I just rolled off […]

    • Thank you so much for saying that! I had been worrying about not producing enough gardening related content and then I stopped caring so much because it’s more about gardening in my life – cultivating my interests and documenting my thoughts and days. You’re right though, a gardener is a true thinker, interested in the inner workings of everything

  • Grthddcsaw became a registered member 4 months, 1 week ago

  • I took a half-day off work today to get some long overdue chores out of the way before the holidays & inevitable travel that follows. We don’t have to travel far for family but Kyla & I both have 10 days off […]

  • The Garden of Gains

    I sit here sniffling on a chilly Sunday morning in November talking with Kyla about our dreams to buy a house on expansive acreage. Somehow I’ve got her roped into this whole farming thing & […]

    • Nice! What kinds of fruit trees? And what size pots?

    • Love it! I wish I could grow all of those but I’m in zone 6 in Ohio – where are you growing?

    • Happy growing! 😁🌱

    • Wow thank you so much for joining me on this journey, look forward to learning & growing with you! 🤗 Let me know what I can do to help or topics you would like to see covered and I’ll do my best to help

    • Wow thank you so much for those kind words, it means a lot to me that you felt my story! I’m working on sharing more thoughtful stories of my experiences and will keep my WordPress fully updated with blogs, videos and podcasts as they develop. Again, thank you for the support!!

    • Thank you so much! I love reading people’s origins stories too, it just gives so much context & truth.. are u a grower/gardener as well?

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  • 🗡Remove cores & cut tomatoes into 4s

    🌪Blend tomatoes on pulse, leaving them slightly chunky

    🌱Chop garlic & onion into fine pieces and lightly roast in olive oil

    🍅Add tomatoes to pan and bring to boil

    👌Seas […]

  • This has been an amazing garden season so far. We’ve had more tomatoes than ever before, an excellent variety of peppers, and so much more that we’re waiting to harvest. But wait – where’s the lettuce been? what […]

    • It’s terrible dealing with them – we want to grow food, they want to eat the food we grow, it’s a vicious cycle 😂

      As far as the CropBox, that is what I call my box of veggies that I deliver to customers bi-weekly.

      I do grow microgreens as well, but just grow them on felt pads in standard size trays. What all are you growing?

  • I appreciate all the support I get on the blog & would love if you could check out this episode of my podcast, Garden Goals & Aspirations, and let me know what you think! 🙏 ht […]

  • It has been 7 weeks since the ER confirmed that my foot was broken after falling 4-5 feet from a tree that I attempted to climb while at a family cookout. Ok, so I didn’t really try to climb it as much as I tried […]

  • One of my resolutions for 2018 was to publish a¬†weekly blog post. I started the year off extremely strong, sometimes even posting multiple times a week – or I’d get on a roll of posting on 3 consecutive days – I […]

  • Vertical farming has become a hot topic in the last couple years in the Green Industry & is only continuing to grow in interest & popularity.

    A big push has been made for Vertical Farming due to a few […]

    • Thanks for reading! The gutter garden didn’t happen yet but I have been using this garden tower with mixed results. So tough to keep the proper water levels and to battle the summer heat in Ohio. I think it’ll do better from here on because the weather has been more mild – but tough to grow when it’s 90-100+ degrees! I’ll do a post on it soon! And good luck with the LEDs – they work wonders if you have a quality light

  • If you don’t like the weather in Ohio – just wait 5 minutes!

    That’s how the saying goes in Ohio (and in a lot of places around the country) but this year’s weather has been exceptionally crazy! There was a lot […]

    • You can plant about anything now! Seeds will do well because they’ll germinate fast in the heat. I would say you can plant anything except maybe potatoes – just check your last frost date and compare that to the harvest time on the plants and you’ll be good to go! I just planted some dill, cilantro, and lettuce and will be going thru my seed packets to see what else I have room for

  • You started your seedlings a month ago – they’re growing like crazy, right?

    If so – here’s how to keep them growing strong!

    If not – this article will help you get them growing on the right track & help to set […]

  • It’s April – that time of the year when everyone is talking about having spring fever. Here in Ohio we have been getting teased with mild weather since the end of January – and then we’ll get snow, or ice, or both […]

    • This is my first time with the weekly veggie boxes. I’ve basically been building up my skills to get to this point over the last few years. The first year was a bust and huge learning curve and steadily improved until last year I had so much extra produce I couldn’t give it away fast enough!

  • Since we have set-up the Plant Lab I have been focused on growing the plants that will feed my customers for my small CSA I’m running this year – but I also wanted to test out Microgreens & see how well they would […]

  • A little over one month into our seeds’ journeys & you can see that they have all taken very different paths on their journey from seed to CSA.

    Evergreen Green Onions & Starhawk Lettuce were the first seeds we […]

    • Thanks for stopping by my blog! And glad you like the format of practical philosophy – I really don’t know any other way to collect my thoughts lol but I appreciate the input! Your home sounds so magical – the stone cottage in the woods – I’m looking forward to seeing how everything turns out on your garden journey this year. Thanks for stopping by – love hearing about other gardening challenges & unique approaches

    • That’s awesome! When did you start your seeds & how are they doing? I love growing herbs because they’re so much more flavorful when grown by your own hand. Another thing you could do is grow stuff in pots – you can grow a mixed pot of a tomato plant with herbs, lettuce and onions in that same pot. Maybe my idea is a little packed lol, but the options are endless in containers! Thanks for stopping by the site – I really appreciate it! Let me know if you have any questions or anything else I could do to provide some gardening value for you!

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