Category / Gardening

June 3, 2013
If you are like us, you enjoy growing, harvesting and eating home grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs.  As we have transitioned to gardening entirely organically at Tilly’s Nest, we have come to learn of some fascinating gardening techniques that can help you get the best from your plantings.  One such technique is companion planting.  Companion planting involves…

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May 29, 2013
We have had so much rain over the past week that I was beginning to believe that we would never see the sun again.  Yet, yesterday it was beautiful, sunny and not a cloud was in the sky.  Despite the rain, spring is my absolute favorite season.  The spring blooms are just making the yard…

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May 22, 2013
I thought I’d share some techniques to prevent pests from eating your freshly planted gardens. There are super plants that can help to keep garden pests at bay and attract beneficial insects.  This cuts down on the use of fertilizers and other chemicals that we do not wish to use in our gardens.  After all,…

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May 15, 2013
Typing is a strange thing.  Sometimes, it seems as though my fingers are faster than my brain.  Do my subconscious thoughts sometimes flow from my fingers as I place the words upon the pages?  I think so.  Sometimes when I begin to type “chi…”, chicken will automatically appear on the page, typed by my hands.…

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May 6, 2013
I have been spending most of my time outdoors these past few weeks getting the yard in shape.  I have mulched, planted the vegetable garden, and have been busy with the beehives.  The chicken coop got an inspection and will need some reinforcements of the latches and some dabs of paint here are there.  But…

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April 20, 2013
I admit it.  I save empty seed packets.  I find them too pretty to just toss into the recycle bin.  I’m sure many of you gardeners out there will agree. Typically each year I create garden markers from simple Popsicle sticks.  Often they get lost or become victim to my scavenging children and their fairy fort creations.…

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April 17, 2013
One of my favorite things to do with the family is tend to our fairy garden.  Each year we add to our sweet little miniature worlds. Click here to see our backyard chicken fairy garden. This year, I created a coastal inspired fairy house just for our garden that I had the pleasure of sharing…

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March 13, 2013
It is hard to believe that Easter is right around the corner. The chickens have begun to resume their regular laying patterns. Yesterday, I discovered that all the hens had laid an egg. The egg cartons are filling fast and my fridge is abundant with eggs. Earlier this week, I found myself making a couple…

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March 12, 2013
Inside the hydroponic green house where vegetables and herbs thrive. A little while back, I had the pleasure of touring a wonderfully unique hydroponic farm on Cape Cod.  E & T Farm is simply amazing.  Eighteen years ago, they began as beekeepers and began pollinating the local cranberry bogs.  From there the farm grew. As…

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March 9, 2013
If you too have been trying faithfully to catch a Leprechaun like we have in our household for years, this leprechaun garden might just help you succeed.  We always seem to fail.  They dye out toilets green and they drop their golden chocolate coins, but they never stick around for long.  This year, we crafted…

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Sharing an inspired life from the New England seaside. Chickens, Bees, Gardens, Art and Yummy Goodness.