Garden

12 Suggestions for First Gardens

Are you new to gardening? Here are my suggestions if you are planting a garden for the first time. Always use planting recommendations for your local area. Instant Gratification: Radishes. Radishes can germinate in as little as 3 or 4 days! A sense of accomplishment: Tomatoes. Tomatoes are so easy to start from seed and…

March 2021 Garden Update

As March is easing out and April is peeking in the back door, I thought it was time for a garden update. The garden here has been, well, slow. It was 28 degrees outside when I got up this morning, so, yeah, you can see why even the radishes took their time braving the above-ground. […]

Using Those Frozen Tomatoes

I write a lot of posts about tomatoes. Since it’s still winter this one is a recipe post. One of my favorite ways of preserving an abundance of tomatoes from my garden is to throw them all in a ziploc bag and toss them in the freezer. Seriously, no work. Not like turning them into […]

And So It Begins…(Again)

The gardening. The past couple of years I’ve been growing a little tired (in the truest sense of the word) of gardening. Meaning, I haven’t been in a hurry to begin, or I chose to buy starts for some plants rather than early seeding them myself. But this year I’m finally feeling it again. A […]

Book Club Questions for Seed Savers Series

As more and more people are buying the complete set of the Seed Savers series, I thought it was a good time to remind everyone that all five books have complimentary book club questions. As for other teacher resources, I’ve compiled a few (with permission) from other teachers and I’ve also started working on more […]

Why Read a Fiction Series on Gardening?

As I mentioned a few posts back, I recently found a guest post I’d written at the request of someone who then never followed up. If they posted it out there without my knowledge, then mea culpa. I can’t remember who it was and don’t feel like sifting through old emails. 🙂 Why Read a […]

My Guest Appearance on the Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener Radio Show

Earlier this month I had the wonderful opportunity to be interviewed by Joey and Holly Baird of the Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener Radio Show. To hear the interview (and so much more) go here. I am in segment three. These are the questions they asked: 1. This is the first time we’ve interviewed a fiction writer, […]

A Story of Squash (Zucchini, that is)

As most of you know who follow my blog, I have only a tiny backyard garden. But sometimes I grow things in my parent’s garden. They are farmers.  It seems the spaghetti squash seeds I planted out there were both spaghetti squash and zucchini! So I am the proud owner of a very prolific zucchini […]

Summer Busy-ness

Oh dear, a look at the date and I see it’s been three weeks since I’ve posted! Honestly, I write a post in my head weekly, sometimes daily; I even take the photos! But then I never get to it. I’m a morning person. For the last month we’ve had hot, sunny weather. By the […]

How Does Your Garden Grow Garden Update June 2020

I snapped a few shots of my garden last week and I’m sure it’s gone ahead and kept on growing, but here’s how it looked then. How is your garden growing? And now a peek at mine… The cabbage is doing very well, heading up earlier than usual. I read an article saying cabbage really […]