A Beautiful Way To Prevent STANDING WATER In Your Yard

Bird baths, fountains or decorative statues may have been a beautiful way to add visual interest to a garden in the past, but standing water is the LAST thing you want in your yard with the very real threat of mosquito-borne illnesses, like Zika. Our new house came with a two-tiered fountain that featured cascading […]

1 Easy Gardening Trick To Grow Vegetables Quicker

Are you ready for my simple trick to get homegrown produce on your dinner table 1 to 2 months sooner? Gardening is not a hobby you get into if you want quick, fast or easy results. For the most part, gardening is about giving up control and waiting to see what God is able to […]

How To Grow Jalapenos (Zone 9 – Central Florida)

Do you like spicy food? If so, jalapenos are a MUST in your garden! I’m a hot food wimp, but my husband judges how good a food tastes based on how spicy it is. I always joke that as long as I cut up a fresh jalapeno and sprinkle it on his plate – seeds and all […]

How To Deal With Armyworms (Zone 9 – Central Florida)

Something happened this weekend while we were camping. I left the house with a raised bed full of kale, spinach, beans and tomatoes and I came back to this swiss-cheese-esque MESS. After examining the plants a little closer, I came face to face with dozens (maybe hundreds? maybe millions?) of tiny black caterpillars hiding on […]

The One Easy Trick That Helped Me STOP Wasting Food

I’m ready to come clean. I’ve wasted thousands of dollars in food over the years. Today, I’m sharing my FAVORITE trick for eliminating food waste on MoneySavingMom.com! Check out my guest post here.

March Garden Update (Zone 9 – Central Florida)

What a month! Instead of diving into my spring garden as I promised in last month’s update, we decided to put our house up on the market – and it sold in a weekend. But just because we’re moving doesn’t mean that I didn’t grow great things in my garden this month! 🙂 Spinach I’m […]

How To Prepare Your Garden To Sell

I have big news – I’m MOVING! I should clarify, my family is moving. Janesdish.com is NOT moving. In fact, this site will be the only consistent little spot in my world for the next few months until we’re settled into our new place. 🙂 I’ve been postponing this announcement, but I feel that it’s the […]

How To Grow Kale (Zone 9 – Central Florida)

Kale is so hot right now. Remember when I said I adore spinach? Well, Farmer Ross (my husband) loves kale. Don’t even bother giving that man a salad that doesn’t involve kale or you’ll hear him moan and groan his way through dinner. He even claims that kale is the only vegetable that makes him feel […]

How To Grow Spinach (Zone 9 – Central Florida)

I adore spinach. It’s my favorite green out of all the greens in the garden. (But, shhh, don’t tell my other plants.) The mild taste of spinach makes feeding dark leafy greens to kids in the form of smoothies or pancakes impossibly easy. Plus, I’m obsessed with any salad that features the trifecta of spinach, feta […]

5 Reasons NOT To Garden With Kids

Having one – or many – little kids running around provides an additional complication for a wannabe gardener. I  know from first hand experience what it’s like to garden with kids since my children were 2 and 4-years-old when I started my first garden. Yes, gardening is an awesome way to get free produce. But gardening can be messy. Gardening […]