Tag: organic gardening

Fruits & Veggies, Gardening

2020 Harvest Tallies!

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 […]

Gardening

10 Lessons Learned – 2020

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 […]

Appetizers

Blueberry Crostini

We went blueberry picking on my birthday this year.  It might seem strange to go pick someone else’s berries when I have three bushes in the garden.  I love visiting farms though, and it was really nice to get out into the country and walk deep into a blueberry field […]

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Greens, Soups

Lentil stew with radish greens

I love this stew because it uses bright and beautiful radish greens!  Did you know the greens are edible?  Store bought radishes usually have greens that have been squeezed, folded and bound with a rubber band so they don’t have much time in the fridge before getting slimy.  Garden grown […]

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 […]

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. […]