“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”

Food for Thought: Fall Plantings

Gardening, much like all things in life, is all about perspective. The fun part is how that perspective changes throughout one’s gardening journey. In my case, one aspect of my gardening perspective that has changed dramatically over the last five years is how I view succession planting. Specifically, planting in late summer for a fall harvest. When we moved to Maryland (zone 7a) I was … Continue reading Food for Thought: Fall Plantings

Saving Cucumber Seeds

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 Saving Cucumber Seeds

Millennial Gardener Feature Month 2020 – Tara

Another glorious Tuesday, another fabulous feature! This radiant soul not only cultivated a thriving kitchen garden but she repurposed an old fence to build her own beautiful raised bed. Tara’s can-do attitude set her up for a successful first year of gardening here in the Mid-Atlantic; let’s see what she has growing! Name: Tara Jensen State: Maryland Grow Zone: 7a Gardening style (container, raised bed, … Continue reading Millennial Gardener Feature Month 2020 – Tara

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