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 – 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

Millennial Gardener Feature Month 2020 – Katie

I’ve had the pleasure of making some new friends this year, one of which was the fabulous Ms. Katie Cole. She and her fellas had expressed interest in some of the pepper and tomato plants that I was starting from seed, so I handed off seedlings and from the looks of things they have done a fantastic job tending them! Let’s see how their 2020 … Continue reading Millennial Gardener Feature Month 2020 – Katie

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

Millennial Gardener Feature Month 2020 – Garrett

If you’ve been following along this year you’ll have read my post gloating about how my baby brother was (finally) giving gardening a try and how THRILLED I am about it. Like many first-time gardeners, he said he was going to start small and ended up with a full blown collection of herbs and vegetables. Let’s see how his first season is going, shall we? … Continue reading Millennial Gardener Feature Month 2020 – Garrett

Millennial Gardener Feature Month 2020 – Sonia

Hello all and welcome to our second feature of 2020! I am thrilled to introduce one of the strongest ladies I know. Being a soldier’s wife is not for the faint of heart and on top of all the challenges associated with the military lifestyle, this bombshell is the proud momma of three crazy boys! As if her fellas don’t keep her busy enough, she’s … Continue reading Millennial Gardener Feature Month 2020 – Sonia

Millennial Gardener Feature Month 2020 – The Harveys

Many years ago I had the privilege of being this amazing couple’s waitress on their very first date. They’ve come a long way since then; thriving careers, marriage, a beautiful home, two adorable children and, of course, fabulous gardens! Ladies and gentlemen, it is my pleasure to introduce to you our first features and two of my favorite millennial gardeners, Megan and Ben. Name: Megan … Continue reading Millennial Gardener Feature Month 2020 – The Harveys

Millennial Gardener Feature Month 2020 – Intro

Hello and happy August!! For any new readers, this is the month where I feature a handful of millennial gardeners in hopes that their combined experiences can help each of you with your own gardening journey. They are provided with a questionnaire and asked to submit their responses as well as some photos of their garden(s). I then piece together their post and let their … Continue reading Millennial Gardener Feature Month 2020 – Intro