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Long Road Home – Past, Present and Future

Long Road Home – Past, Present and Future

I travel all over Minnesota and Wisconsin with my current job.  After a long day in the field, it can feel like I am taking a long road home at times.  You get home worn and tired, and there might not be much energy to do more than eat and go to bed.  Much like those...

Vertical Garden 101: Introduction to Vertical Gardening

Vertical Garden 101: Introduction to Vertical Gardening

Vertical Garden 101: Introduction to Vertical Gardening Space is always a premium in gardens, especially when you are a renter.  Even though I WANT to clear cut the numerous trees and bulldoze the overgrown lilacs and other vegetation in our yard, we are renters and...

Creatively Repurposing Containers for Gardening

Creatively Repurposing Containers for Gardening

Creatively Repurposing Containers for Gardening Bren Haas is a fellow garden blogger and the organizer/creator of the ever-popular Twitter chat called "Garden Chat," which occurs every Monday night at 9:00 PM Eastern time.  Recently, Bren asked me to write a guest...

Small Scale Life Podcast Season 1, Episode 2 – Grow What You Eat

Small Scale Life Podcast Season 1, Episode 2 – Grow What You Eat

Small Scale Life Podcast Season 1, Episode 2 - Grow What You Eat We launched the Small Scale Life Podcast in 2016 to discuss topics that are focused on learn, do, grow and get stuff done themes.  One of my goals for the podcast is to discuss gardening, food...

How to Make Roll Tide Cranberry-Jalapeno Jelly

How to Make Roll Tide Cranberry-Jalapeno Jelly

As Alabama and Clemson battled for the National College Football Championship this week, I went ahead and made some Roll Tide Cranberry-Jalapeno Jelly. This jelly has deep red color, a sweet taste and a spicy kick, and it is a favorite. We prefer to spread this...

Breaking New Ground in 2016

Breaking New Ground in 2016

Breaking New Ground in 2016 As I sit at my dinner table, look at the Small Scale Gardening blog on my computer screen and reflect on 2015, I have to shake my head.  It was one of the craziest years I have ever experienced.  What started out as a quiet year became a...

Hybrid Rain Gutter Grow System Update 9/11/15

Hybrid Rain Gutter Grow System Update 9/11/15

Hybrid Rain Gutter Grow System Update 9/11/15 Another couple weeks has passed since the last Hybrid Rain Gutter Grow System Update, so I thought it would be a good time to provide another update.  For those of you who might be new to Small Scale Gardening and the...

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