Gardening

Gardening

First Spring Plantings

It’s early March but the weather is warming quickly.  I think it’s going to be a hot summer.  I need to get a drip irrigation system installed before I put in all the plants so I can ensure everyone gets enough to drink while conserving as much as possible and […]

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 […]

Fruits & Veggies, Gardening

Early June Garden Update

It’s been about a month since I posted an update on the garden.  We’ve had a wonderful mix of hot days (70-80 degrees and sunny) and warm rainy days.  The plants LOVE this combo.  They love rain far more than treated water from the municipal supply.  Our water is treated […]

Fruits & Veggies, Gardening

Natural Pest Control

I went out to the garden today to pick some strawberries and found the ants had discovered my succulent little treats!  As an organic gardener, I do share my garden with insects, many that are beneficial to my plants.  I prefer not to have ants in the garden though because, […]

Fruits & Veggies, Gardening

Spring Planting 2018

I’m so happy the last raised bed is finished!  It’s our tradition to walk to the Farmer’s Market during the first weekend of May to purchase our veggie starts so I’m right on schedule.  We always buy our starts from Sun Gold Farm based out of Forest Grove.  We know […]