As usual, spring has ushered in a flurry of activity around here. The raspberry canes have been trimmed back and the new shoots transplanted back into the boundaries of the garden. The strawberry patch has been cleared of grass and
Somehow, the month of March completely slipped through my fingers. The past month has been a big blur of baby milestones, holiday celebrations, and some pretty big (potentially life- and garden-altering) decisions, and it all happened in the blink of
Strawberry season may be a fleeting moment in the course of the entire gardening season, but it definitely packs a punch while it’s here. A few weeks of overflowing bowls of sun-ripened fruit, berry stained fingers, and the sweet taste of
Well, it’s here: the first “Measuring Up” post of 2014! However, this year’s posts will look a little different. Just as my gardening has evolved over time, I feel it’s time for these Measuring Up posts to evolve as well.
It’s as if someone flipped a switch: the strawberries are coming in like crazy this week… and so is the rain! Strawberry picking has become my most urgent garden priority these days, as I want to be sure to pick them before
The strawberries are starting to blossom, the rhubarb is ready to start harvesting, and with a little luck, the gardens might be in next week. Things are about to get very, very good.
Something caught my eye while I was picking raspberries this weekend. Upon closer inspection, I found this little, lone, almost-ripe strawberry growing in the “fruit garden” (as my husband likes to call it). It has been weeks since I hunted
When it comes to the garden, my husband makes very few requests. In fact, I can probably count the number of things he has specifically requested on one hand, so when he asked me last week to make strawberry jam,
It has been kind of tropical in Minnesota the past few days: one minute it’s hot and steamy, and the next minute there’s a heavy downpour. Not all that bad for the seeds that are already in the ground and