Last year I read several books (Four Season Harvest and Year-Round Gardening) about winter gardening. These are two gardeners/farmers that grow in Maine and Nova Scotia, and it was very inspiring and empowering. I think that is the key word that comes to mind about gardening and growing your own food, about preserving it, about… Read More Gardening Is Empowerment
On Tuesday night I went out to harvest more tomatoes, which you can see below. We are getting so many! I also picked some cucumbers, yellow and Lebanese squash, and a few beets to roast. The tomatoes are still coming in and are beautiful and delicious, despite the blight. We harvested roughly the same amount of tomatoes… Read More A Little Garden Cost Analysis
Today the UK voted to leave the European Union, and all over the news there is plenty of opinion on the why’s and how’s. I am not going to comment on whether it was good or bad, but it has created a lot of uncertainty in the financial markets about where and when to invest… Read More Financial Markets Plunge…But My Garden Futures Are Up!
Means The Transition to More Summer Plants! Last year I grew peas for the first time and we loved them, especially just eating them right in the garden. No pests and just some trellis. I knew they would be done by the end of May-middle of June, so I planned to transition those beds to… Read More The End of Spring Peas…
Last year was just a fantastic year. I had some great successes, some dismal failures, and some things I simply did better in 2014. One clear improvement was my planning, and that was because being disorganized is stressful! One way I got organized is how I get organized at work. EXCEL SPREADSHEETS!! Scheduling One table I set… Read More Planning For My 2016 Garden