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Epic Spring Planting Series: Tips for Transplanting

Planting season is my second-favorite time of year, trailing closely behind early to mid-summer when everything starts to bloom and thrive and produce harvest.   There is nothing more relaxing or joyful to me than nurturing all of my plants individually, inspecting them for bugs and diseases, spending quality time with each and every one of them.  Whispering encouragement and well-wishes to them.  Caressing their petals and stalks in total awe and adoration.  Weird AF, I already know.   Good Stuff to Know:  Organic Remedies for 20 Common Garden Pests: Mindfulness + Compassion Affiliate links are present in this post which means if you click on a link and buy something, I’ll get like 4 cents...

Epic Spring Planting Series: Tips for Planting with Seeds

Learn 5 of my best tips for planting with seeds - including tips for thinning and underplanting! Also available for download is a FREE eGuide for Garden Planting and Successioning for Climate Change. Learn how climate change is affecting the way we garden and a planting chart that addresses it.

Spring has finally arrived and I’ve never been more happy about it in my LIFE!  Winter of 2016 was brutal for me.  Mentally, emotionally, for a lot of reasons.  But the daffodils, tulips, mint, plantain, pineapple weed, dandelions – they’re all on their way up!  Scroll over to my Instagram as I obsessively document everyone’s arrival.   More importantly, SPRING = GARDEN PLANTING!  I realize planting can be as equally daunting as it is exciting, which is why I’ve written a big, FREE Garden Planting + Successioning Guide for Climate Change just for you. Download the planting guide for FREE Now! Email Address * Your Name * After clicking the link below, go check your email.  You’ll receive...

Edible Medicinal Plants for Your Yard + How to Grow and Use Them

An amazing, informative list of edible medicinal herbs, berries, evergreens and flowering shrubs that are easy to grow. Perennial in Zones 4-6. Lists growing information, uses for plants, and WHERE TO BUY THEM! How to Grow Edible Medicinal Plants in Your Yard | Heirloom Soul | heirloomsoul.com

So, I’m turning 30 this year (wamp wamp… ok moving on) and everyone I know is settling down and buying a house!  I’m getting a lot of questions about what to plant in this sunny spot, and that shady corner, along with my favorite question of all:  What edible things can I plant in my yard? Related:  How to Start an Organic Vegetable Garden I’m obviously all about edible plants – and with amazing reason.  If you have the opportunity to plant something in your own backyard – your own special place – why not also have the opportunity to gain nourishment from it?  Why not get to know your plants on a personal level?  Why...

How to Start a Compost Pile Using Kitchen & Garden Scraps, Plus a Lesson on Soil Biodiversity

How to Start a Biodiverse Compost Pile in Your Yard - A Step-by-Step guide that incorporates permaculture gardening techniques and Soil Food Web education. Awesome, informative post that includes everything you need to know to start a compost pile from kitchen and garden scraps! | Heirloom Soul | heirloomsoul.com

As organic gardeners, nutritious fruits and vegetables aren’t the only thing we grow – Healthy, organic, biodiverse soil comes first!  If you’ve read my 2-Part Soil Building Series: 5 Steps to Building Healthy Soil, you know that fertile soil is born from a system of mindful practices.  The easiest practice, and one which anyone can do, is composting!  Here, we will learn just HOW to start a compost pile using scraps from your kitchen and garden.   Good Newsflash:  It is so much easier to make compost than you think!   There are a lot of misconceptions about compost that turn people off from starting a pile.  Let me encourage...