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 […]
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 […]
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!
Have you ever grown alfalfa sprouts? They’re SO easy, SO nutritious and SO delicious. They have a light and refreshing flavor to them and add an interesting texture to any salad or sandwich. My mother gifted me a Biosta stackable sprouter like this one. It was so easy to grow […]
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!
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 […]
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. […]
At the end of every season I like to sit down in the garden and reflect on how things went. I learn something new every year so it’s helpful to keep a garden journal and write down what works and what doesn’t. Overall, the 2018 season was great! We enjoyed […]