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December 27, 2018

For longer than I care to admit, I was experiencing everything that's sung about in the Pepto Bismol jingle (except for heartburn) on a daily basis.

It became progressively worse and started to disrupt my sleep. So I went to my doctor, who referred me to a GI specialist...

December 20, 2018

It's been nearly a year since I first started writing about good bugs in the garden. That four-part series of posts became the basis for my hour-long talk for Rooting DC. While I've proposed a different topic for this year ("Resilient Vegetable Gardening in the Time of...

December 13, 2018

Even though it's been frosty all week, I'm still growing vegetables outside. That's the power of straw mulch and row cover. Just be sure not to harvest anything frozen or you risk your greens turning to mush when you bring them indoors.

It was 34F and the water was iced...

December 6, 2018

In the summer of 2014, UDC offered free soil testing to the community. I was happy to take advantage of this opportunity. My reported results were as follows: the soil's pH was neutral, the nitrogen level was reported as "sufficient," and all other major nutrient level...

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September 12, 2019

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