“Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder”

I know that the winter solstice is several weeks out, but my fall garden seems to have abruptly turned a corner this weekend. Last week I was harvesting several lasts; last of the carrots, last patty pan squash, last eggplants and tomatoes. The excitement of so much harvesting was quickly followed by the letdown that is a desolate garden. Don’t get me wrong, there are … Continue reading “Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder”

Seed Saving: Cucumbers

We’ve survived the dog days of summer, and as autumn creeps in our plants start to look exhausted. Growth slows, the leaves may take on a yellow tinge or start to curl under, and productivity drops; the season’s end is approaching. Now is a good time to start weighing your options for seed saving. Do you have any heirloom or open-pollinated varieties growing in your … Continue reading Seed Saving: Cucumbers

Millennial Gardener Feature Month 2020 – Closing Remarks

I would like to extend many thanks to this year’s features. I always take great pleasure in reading about their gardening journeys. Whether it’s their first attempt or they’ve been gardening for decades, both perspectives are invaluable for others within the gardening community. This group in particular seemed to emanate the “just go for it” vibe and I love it! Each year, no matter how … Continue reading Millennial Gardener Feature Month 2020 – Closing Remarks

Millennial Gardener Feature Month 2020 – Andrea

As our final feature of 2020, it is my pleasure to introduce Andrea (and Ally). Andrea and I have chatted about her little garden throughout the season and her enthusiasm has been a breath of fresh air during these unprecedented times. She has embraced her failures as gracefully as her successes and she’s already looking forward to more challenges next season. Take a look! Name: … Continue reading Millennial Gardener Feature Month 2020 – Andrea

Food for Thought: Together we Blossom

More often than not I am a solo gardener. Make no mistake, I thoroughly enjoy sharing my love for gardening with others, but there is nothing that refuels my soul like wandering through my garden first thing in the morning, coffee in hand…alone. Just me and Mother Nature. No conversation, no one else’s energy, just me and the buzz of pollinators hard at work. Inner … Continue reading Food for Thought: Together we Blossom

Food for Thought: Onions

I’ve decided to start a “Food for Thought” series. I often times have thoughts while gardening that aren’t necessarily informative, no intended growing instructions or pest control tips; just thoughts. I had previously decided that they were not post worthy but today I stood in my plot chastising myself about something and thought…maybe I should share this. The self-lecturing was based on my perception of … Continue reading Food for Thought: Onions

Whats Growing – Spring 2020

It has been a long cold spring here in the Mid-Atlantic, both literally and metaphorically (thanks to SARS-CoV-2), and my garden is off to a slow start. That being said, I thought now may be a good time to check in and tell you what I have growing, how long they’ve been growing and what kind of progress they’ve made. Let’s start with with warm … Continue reading Whats Growing – Spring 2020