Author: Hayley Mehaffey
Outdoor gardening season is wrapping up for the year. Hopefully, you had a fruitful season and abundant harvest. Perhaps you are congratulating yourself on your first year of gardening. If so, we are celebrating with you! Gardening can teach us all something about the labor and care it takes to foster life. There is something incredible about seeing a seedling sprout or sharing a sugar snap off the vine with your community garden neighbor. We can’t quite put our green thumb on how the work is so deeply rewarding- however, we have a hunch. Hands-on connection. Being a part of a delicate process such as gardening teaches us about the deep connections food systems have and depend on to thrive. Gardens are ecosystems of their own that can thrive with human interaction and even potentially become a habitat for wildlife. When you dig your hands in the dirt, gently place seeds into the soil, or feed the soil microbiome with compost- you get to create and be a part of that intricate system. So why stop growing now? We love what the summer season brings; bellies full of freshly plucked cherry tomatoes and rhubarb sauce. However, now that the winter season is approaching, that doesn’t mean your growing season has to end. For those who can’t get enough of growing something edible, we have some resources we would love to share!
Lettuce, Herbs, Microgreens, Small Dwarf Tomato. Simple things you can grow this winter season! This video will break planting indoors down step-by-step with video instruction. Cali also includes helpful tips to help you choose a good potting soil, how wet you want the soil, and other suggestions you can try to grow indoors successfully. Microgreens can be ready to eat within a few short weeks- try sprinkling them over a winter soup.
Water, fertilize, and an easy-to-set-up grow light. This video can be a helpful second step as you experiment more with your indoor gardening. Leave a comment below if you have any resources you have found helpful with indoor gardening!
Sourcing local meat & eggs in your area!
We have attached a link to help you find locally sourced produce in your area.
2021 Book Launch
Without giving too much away… we will be launching a children’s book this year. Stay tuned for details and launch dates, we are thrilled to share this with you all and to be collaboarting with Emily Schroeder on this project! Check out her website to preview her incredibe work! https://emilymariewatercolors.myportfolio.com/