Time to pick the last of the fruit…
and plant the garlic for next year.
It’s these rhythms of the seasons that continue to give me balance amid the rest of the world’s craziness.
Even if you don’t have your own garden, if your car’s been unlocked, you’ve probably been anonymously gifted with enough zucchini to feed an army. We gardeners like to share the wealth, as it were…
I’m here to help save the day. I have two recipes that are guaranteed to have everyone in your family (even your vegetable-hating kids) loving zucchini and asking for more. No joke.
So without further ado:
Zucchini Cauliflower Pie
I know, it sounds positively awful … Read More
As I’m getting ready to harvest my garlic, I do what I’ve always done every year. I go grab my garden journal to get ready to record the harvest date, and the yield and quality of the bulbs.
I’ve been keeping a journal of my garden almost since I began. It’s a habit I picked up from the old woman who taught me.
She drummed into my head, “Karen, if you want to see if what you’re doing works, you’ve … Read More
My gardens were treated to a thirst-quenching rain today. And I was treated to a spectacular double rainbow like I’ve never seen.
Nature—she’s a beautiful thing…
PS: These are unretouched photos, straight out of the camera!… Read More
Gardening season officially starts here on Mother’s Day. That’s typically when all chance of frost has passed. But, maybe courtesy of global warming, there is no frost in the 10-day forecast. In fact, I probably could have planted a week ago and still been alright. May be the first year that I actually get in two full crop rotations… Gotta take the good with the bad.… Read More
The temp is a whopping 20 degrees outside, but I’m thinkin’ Spring. Yes, it’s that time of year already — time to order seeds for this year’s garden!
Regular readers know that I’m big on annual garden experiments. An experiment that I didn’t chronicle last season was trying seeds from a variety of catalogs.
Since I save most of my seeds, I only grow from organic open-pollinated seeds. That immediately limits my selection.
I chose seeds from:
If you’re into gardening, you know about the pollination crisis. If you have a garden that attracts pollinators, please consider registering your garden at http://millionpollinatorgardens.org/.
The effort is to create a contiguous web of pollinator habitat across the country to save our native pollinators.
Nutrition ( lots of pollen and nectar sources) is very important to help pollinators withstand the diseases, mites and pesticides they are exposed to in the environment.
Having habitat for native pollinators is important too. … Read More