Garden

Mid-Summer Garden

I’m sorry, I thought I’d posted a garden update! It’s that time of year here in my area, the time when you aren’t yet overwhelmed with the harvest, but you can see it coming. The time where your main task is to water, water, water. Here’s a little on how my backyard urban garden is […]

Summer Ramblings

So much to catch up on since my last post! Last time I wrote I was still feeling the effects of having had Covid. Then I had to finish out the school year. After that I took on two weeks of summer school. All the while, of course, working on the yard and garden, etc. […]

Earth Day Half-Price Sale

Better late than never (better never late) my 8th grade teacher used to say. This post ideally should have gone up a week ago, but if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you already know that the Seed Savers ebooks have been discounted all week in honor of Earth Day. Regularly $5.99 each, you […]

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, […]