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March 7, 2019

After tonight, we're expecting to see temperatures remain above freezing for the next 10 days at least (yes, even with the snow on Friday). Jackpot, time to start planting! I intend to begin planting small cold-tolerant salad-y stuff this Saturday. If you are looking f...

January 31, 2019

I've been struggling to write this week even though the topic at hand is obvious: how the garden is doing after a foot of snow and the extreme cold of the polar vortex. So I've decided to give myself a break and push it off until next week. Don't worry, the effects of...

July 19, 2018

My backyard garden sure looks a lot happier after Tuesday's thunderstorm. My rain barrel is full once again.

The vines are really starting to cover the remesh trellises. The birdhouse gourd was the first vine to reach the top.

The tromboncino squash was the first to be p...

April 12, 2018

I got a fabulous gift with the birthday money I received from my family:

I had wanted a birdbath to provide a water source for good bugs (and birds too). Being a cat parent of two cherished fur babies, this cat statue birdbath was irresistible. When the weather gets a l...

February 22, 2018

On Monday, I decided to harvest the last of the winter vegetables that had survived the January polar vortex.

That's leeks on the top left, rutabagas on the right, and turnips along the bottom. I used them to make a hearty stew with the additions of thyme from my perenn...

June 15, 2017

I added a new link to my Stuff I Love page of resources for gardeners: Good Gardening Videos. The site host a well-curated archive of science-based gardening advice.

I particularly admire the videos by OneYardRevolution because the author generously shares his jour...

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