2020 was my 8th year growing food in our own backyard. What a year it was! Am I right? Our world has gone through one of the most difficult experiences of our lifetime. COVID-19 has affected every continent, every country, every city and every person. It truly is something we’ve […]
This delicious roasted beet salad is the perfect winter side dish. It’s made with arugula which is a nutrient-dense, cold tolerant, hardy green packed full of vitamin A, K and calcium. The beets are plump and full of robust flavor that’s perfectly balanced by the fresh goat cheese and toasted […]
At the end of every season I look back on my gardening journey and create a list of what worked and what didn’t. It’s really helped me improve my methods and it’s fun to strategize about how to do better next year. Curious about what I learned in 2019? Check […]
Our Newest Raised Bed When we bought our house in 2012 I started the garden in the ground. There hadn’t been a garden in this spot before but there was weed barrier and bark chips so I think it was a play area previously. I raked the bark back and […]
Today I picked four and a half pounds of green beans! That’s more than I’ve ever yielded from one harvest out of my backyard garden. Now it’s time to freeze them so we can enjoy them this winter. At the end of this post I will explain my process for […]
Are you craving a light and fresh green salad with bites of some of the best spring garden treats nature has to offer? Try this salad! The sugar snap peas really pack a sweet little punch and the little, bright red, spicy jewels we call radishes add vibrancy and crunch. […]
The most glorious time of year has finally arrived! Happy Summer Solstice! Here’s a quick photo update of the garden. Enjoy!
The new, baby tomatoes are settling into their beds for the growing season. They look small and innocent but they will take off quickly. In order to be prepared for their growth and support them along the way, I’m building a new and improved tomato support system. Last year […]
Today is National Gardening Day! I hope these photos I took of the gardens at the Rondin Museum in Paris inspire you to get outside and create something magical!
This will be the first year I’ve grown potatoes in the garden. Potatoes are inexpensive at the grocery store so I wonder if it will be a waste of space to grow them at home? I’ve heard that home grown potatoes taste much better than store-bought. That’s true for everything […]