There's something special about that first harvest from a plant. Maybe it's because it reminds us of how good fresh veggies from the vine taste. I like to think it's that and a bit more. I spend months upon months caring for my plants. I watch eagerly for them to sprout from tiny little seeds. … Continue reading Middle of July
Can you believe it's May already?! Where is the time going? I don't know about you but I've been extremely busy getting gardens prepped, plants watered, and planting whenever I can. April has been such a blur that I couldn't even remember the goals I set for myself. After a cup of tea and a … Continue reading May Mayhem
One of my goals for this year is to design, build, and install an irrigation system for the vegetable garden. To better achieve this, I decided that it would be worth examining last year's layout and converting it into a design that would make it easier to work with such a system. In addition to … Continue reading A Layout Revamp
Every year the Environmental Working Group releases a "Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce". The list, Dirty Dozen, contains the produce that tested highest for residual pesticides. If I remember correctly, this study tests non-organic produce. Dirty Dozen Strawberries Spinach Nectarines Apples Peaches Pears Cherries Grapes Celery Tomatoes Sweet bell peppers Potatoes Hot Peppers You … Continue reading EWG’s Dirty Dozen #WhyIGrow
I'm taking a moment to breathe. We have all had those days or weeks even, where everything seems to be non-stop. Home from work, take care of the garden, do some light (and I mean very light reading), process some photographs, play with the pets, and go to bed (if I'm lucky) around 1 or … Continue reading How About Those Goals?