On at least a few occasions here, I have confessed my tendency to put off any and all end of season garden clean up until the last possible minute. With so much time and effort put into the garden, I always feel
For many gardeners, moving seedlings up into a larger pot as they grow is one of those chores that is not nearly as fun as starting the seeds in the first place. I happen to enjoy the process (dirt! seedlings!
The first seeds of the 2014 garden went into the soil exactly one week ago. Spring was in the air, we had a good run of days in the 40s, even a brief stint at 50+ degrees. This morning the
This year’s garden is officially growing! If that’s not a reason to celebrate, I don’t know what is.
Here are a few of the lessons I learned in the 2013 garden, in no particular order: You can grow and harvest quinoa in Minnesota, but don’t leave it in the garage too long I’m chalking this one up to
Two hard frosts in one week means reality is really starting to set in for this gardener. I have an ambitious list of things to do yet to get the garden ready for winter, so I guess I better
When I’m in the garden day after day, it can sometimes feel like things aren’t changing all that quickly, but looking back at the garden highlights at the beginning of July, it’s clear that things are definitely changing a lot
In an effort to be more faithful about sharing variety-specific growing information on my garden selections, I will occasionally feature these varieties in their own posts. Early last year (February, to be exact), I was browsing the seed display at
We are just getting into the first wave of the broccoli harvest and the eating has been pretty darn good this week! I’ve had broccoli, in one form or another, as the main component of at least 5 meals
Last week was a crazy busy week at our house. With our adoption homestudy home visit taking place later this month, I took some time off work to accomplish a very ambitious list of projects around the house. The days