Meagan’s Loving Cuke Trellis and Raised Bed Set

Double Yield Cucumbers

Double Yield Cucumbers

Out in Iowa, there’s a small family working on making it on their own, growing their own food, and living a frugal–but fabulous lifestyle.

Early in the summer, we sent Meagan and her family our Cucumber and Squash Trellis and a Raised Bed Gardening Set. And they did great things with it! You can see step-by-step as their square foot garden grew. Thanks, Meagan, for sharing the results with us.

Grow The Perfect Cucumber Patch

Cucumber and Squash Trellis

Still in stock at Lehman’s in Kidron and at Lehmans.com, this Cucumber and Squash Trellis is the best!

I’m a gardening enthusiast.   My summers growing up were spent outside in the garden with my mother. 

She taught me everything I needed to know about loving the garden and the outdoors, growing my own food and even some canning, pickling and preserving skills that I still use to this day!  

Now I would say, I’m pretty much the queen of canning.   I remember my mothers cucumber patch.  It was always beyond spectacular.  We made so many delicious pickles and had the most delicious salads from the cucumbers my mother grew. 

But after I got older and moved away from home, I could never get them quite right.  I cant really say that I’ve been able to have a successful cucumber patch since I’ve been out on my own.  Until now that is!  Lehman’s carries tons of products for gardening and now a days, raised beds are all the rage!  And I can see why!  

The Raised Bed Gardening Set makes it so easy to plant and harvest. We love it.

The Raised Bed Gardening Set makes it so easy to plant and harvest. We love it.

The wonderful folks at Lehman’s sent us two of their gardening products.  They sent us their Raised Bed Gardening Set and their Cucumber & Squash Trellis so that I could try them out and try my luck at creating the perfect cucumber patch using Lehman’s products!  And I think I’m well on my way to cucumber heaven!   Read more–click here

Farmer Hannah’s Hoe Doe-Si-Doe

The European-Style Grape Hoe from Lehman's. The blade sharpens easily, and the broad head moves lots of soil.

The European-Style Grape Hoe from Lehman’s. The blade sharpens easily, and the broad head moves lots of soil.

Hoes are marvelous tools.  They come in so many shapes and sizes, and all are useful in their own unique ways!  As a gardener who does not use herbicide sprays, I have to deal with weeds regularly, and I have plenty of other jobs to do related to cutting, turning, and moving soil… so a hoe turns out to be my best friend most days.

A large number of people in this day and age have no idea how to use a hoe, and this has led to more hoes being made poorly, since people don’t know what they’re looking for.  Continue reading

Why Buy It When You Can Grow It?

Bull Nose Bell Pepper Seeds - Sweet

Bull Nose Bell Pepper Seeds – Sweet

There’s all kinds of information out there about eating organic foods, avoiding pesticides, and generally, having a good idea about what you’re eating, and what happened to your food before it gets to you.

Sometimes, the information makes a run to the grocery sound like a trip to a chamber of horrors!

How can you be absolutely sure you’re doing the best for your family?

Grow it yourself. Even now, when June’s only 24 hours away, it’s not too late to get some (organic) plant starts or seeds, and get growing!  Continue reading