Finally a bit of Snow
According to the US Drought Monitor we are in a moderate-to-severe drought right now. It’s been an unusually snowless year, and I’m starting to get a bit worried about some of the... Read More
Jack frost paid us a visit this morning. It’s very difficult to capture that in pictures, but close-up shots are kind of neat. catnip willow maple
Thinking of Spring ….
We took advantage of the nice 25ºF weather last weekend and brought Puck out for a lot of long walks. Apparently, my legs aren’t used to that kind of exercise yet, and... Read More
Still eating garden veggies!
I used up the last of our red cabbage and onions the other week. We still have nearly an entire crisper drawer in the fridge full of carrots, which are surprisingly still... Read More
Mung bean sprouts
A delicious way to enjoy fresh grown food in the winter: sprouts! I received two of these 8×10 Sproutmaster Trays for Christmas this year. They are stackable, and each come with a... Read More
Jessi’s 2011 Garden: first draft
When I look out my office window, the first thing I see is a 2′ mound of snow, sparking from the fresh flakes that fell yesterday. But the seed catalogs have been... Read More
As great as it would be to have a nice, long growing season … I wouldn’t have it any other way! The 2011 Seed and Fruit catalogs are already rolling in, and... Read More
Brussels Sprouts and Collard Greens
These are two terrific plants that can handle a hard freeze and 4″ of snow. These pictures were taken last week, before we had finished clearing out the garden. This morning we... Read More
The Dead of Winter
Sounds good to me: “I don’t have time to garden well. I garden anyway. Gardening is one of those activities like caring for children or learning about the past that rewards you... Read More
So my plans for experimenting with cold frames in the cold fell through, but I got a job doing research for a winter CSA on campus. I’ve also been trying out sprouting... Read More
Four Season Harvest?
I read Eliot Coleman’s books a few months ago (thanks for the barnes and noble gift card, dad) and we will be experimenting with fall and winter gardening this year. Here are... Read More