4th of July Garden Plans
Here’s a fun little graphic: (That’s the CBS 7-day forecast for Minneapolis) But, but…I have the day off and I have garden plans! The heat index will likely be close to 110º today with... Read More
We received these tomato spirals for our wedding: They are basically curled plastic, which you attach to the top of a sturdy stake. As the vines grow, they use the plastic for... Read More
Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplant… Corn and Bean seeds are all neatly tucked in. I even picked up some virginia peanuts at 101 Market on a whim…I’ll post more about those later. We’ve never... Read More
Weeds & Seeds
One of the questions I get asked a lot about organic gardening is how I control weeds. The short answer… I pull them out. I find it therapeutic sitting in the garden... Read More
Blogging Season Begins
It is March 16th, and apparently in Minnesota this means that tomorrow is planting day. We’ve had an unseasonably warm winter – and unfortunately, unusually dry as well. Little snow mixed with... Read More
Excel Spreadsheets = Garden Nerd2
I spend my days being a semi-nerd by profession. In my spare time, I garden. And just to tie the two together, I make spreadsheets. Here is what my garden looks like... Read More
It Finally Feels like Spring!
I finally started hardening off tomatoes and peppers this week. Last year I decided to start fewer plants inside, and purchase more at the local greenhouse… but I ended up buying seeds... Read More
For Mother’s Day this year, I gave my mom a row in my garden. She planted zucchini, carrots, turnips, kohlrabi, lima beans, beets … and left space for tomatoes and peppers. We’ve... Read More
Well, mostly. Everything except about 20 eggplant seedlings, which are either going in containers or replacing the broccoli raab that we’re about to harvest. Containers would be best, because then we could... Read More
You can’t see them, but they’re in there. From left to right, in the very front of each three beds, we planted Golden Chard, Chioggia Beets, and Royal Chantenay Carrots.