Gardening

Fruits & Veggies, Gardening

Freezing Green Beans

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 […]

Fruits & Veggies, Gardening

Tomato Supports

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 […]

Fruits & Veggies, Gardening

Bed Preparation

I’m a very tidy person.  I don’t like knick-knacks, clutter or unopened mail.  Gardening offers me the opportunity to welcome a little bit of chaos into my life.  I allow the wild nature of the garden to help me be flexible and let go of (a little bit of) control. […]

Fruits & Veggies, Gardening, Seasonal

2019 Garden Plan

It’s finally springtime!  I’m so relieved and so excited about the growing season ahead. In the winter, I feel like a little seed buried in the heavy soil, sitting in the dark alone, waiting for warmth and light.  It’s hard to be motivated to do very much except hibernate.  My […]