- Susan Marie at SHF
- Writing about the things I love. My writing work has appeared in hard copy magazines including Green Prints, Twins Magazine, Practical Parenting Magazine, Good Old Days Magazine, The Journal of Court Reporting, and more as well as hundreds of articles in Sunset Hosta Farm's blog and The Homesteading Village blog.
Sunday, October 2, 2022
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Use of Epsom Salt on Hostas
Use of Epsom Salt on Hostas!
Hostas continue to be one of the most popular perennials in shady and party shady gardens. It's no wonder. Hostas are easy to grow and care for, they don't require a lot of special attention and they come in a vast array of sizes, shapes, and great leaf colors.
Thursday, September 8, 2022
Growing and Using Comfrey
Growing and Using Comfrey
A great organic idea for your veggie garden!
One of the most popular plants to grow in an organic vegetable garden is the Russian Variety of Comfrey specifically Bocking 14.
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
15 Garden Chores for Early Spring
Early Spring Garden Chores
Although the term “early spring” for me in Zone 6 Ohio may not be the same time as the “early spring” for your garden zone, for this article, early spring means that time of year when winter seems to be coming to an end and intermittent freezes and thaws are happening in the garden. The first signs of Spring!
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Reasons for Loss of Liquid in Pressure Canning
Reasons for Loss of Liquid in Pressure Canning or Siphoning
First, if you've lost liquid during the pressure canning process, you're certainly not alone, but it's important to learn the reasons for liquid loss so it doesn't happen more often than you'd like.
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Epsom Salt for Roses and Bloomers!
Epsom Salt for Rose and Bloomers
You may have heard that Epsom Salt is a great, safe, effective and economical garden amendment for use on your flowering plants. But what is Epsom Salt and why is it so popular among rose gardeners?
Thursday, August 11, 2022
Hori Hori Knife - Why You Need One!
Hori Hori Knives and Why Every Gardener Needs One
While the Hori Hori knife has been around for quite a while, with its beginnings from Japan, it has recently just caught the attention of many gardeners because of the knife's strong build and versatility of garden uses.
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Use of Epsom Salt on Hostas! Hostas continue to be one of the most popular perennials in shady and party shady gardens. It's n...
WINTER SOWING 101 What is it and Why is it So Popular? In a nutshell, winter sowing, or winter seed sowing, is sowing seeds indoors in t...
How to Clean Birdhouses, Birdbaths and Bird Feeders One of my favorite parts of being out in the garden is listening to the sounds of natu...
Epsom Salt for Rose and Bloomers You may have heard that Epsom Salt is a great, safe, effective and economical garden amendment for use on y...
What are Sun Tolerant Hostas? One of the most common questions I hear about hostas is, can hostas handle sun?
Seasonal Calendar of Care for Hostas One of the reasons that hostas continue to be so popular is the fact that they're a very low m...
Growing Hostas From Seed So you're wondering, can I grow a hosta from seed? Growing hostas from seed is a tricky endeavor, but ...