Category / organic gardening

July 18, 2014
This year’s garden late June For years, we have always tried to use mostly organic products around our yard and gardens. Since I started beekeeping almost four years ago, everything had to change. It was no longer an option to be non-organic. Going chemical free was important for the bees and important in the long…

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June 16, 2014
It’s strawberry season here at Tilly’s Nest. We love growing strawberries for so many different reasons. Did you know that they are one of the easiest crops that you can grow no matter your gardening space? Strawberries will happily grow in containers, raised beds, and in the ground. They are incredibly prolific and shoot out…

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August 9, 2013
To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow ~Audrey Hepburn It’s been a very strange growing year on Cape Cod. We had a chilly spring. June brought us copious amounts of rain and the warmer summer temperatures did not really arrive until July. The garden has been confused. We seem to be harvesting later…

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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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August 22, 2012
One of the favorite things that my kids like to do is pick the vegetables and fruit growing in the gardens.  Even though we had done a thorough harvest a couple days prior, they could not help but want to be involved.  I find that children are more likely to eat things that they have nurtured…

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