It’s April second and there’s snow on the ground. Temperatures are below normal. I’m usually well into garden clean up by the end of March and I would have some pansies in the ground. Snow is in the forecast for next weekend as well. It’s snowed in April in the past, if I recall correctly, as late as April 10th. But I do not like it…not one little bit.
Some of you shared with me previously that you were starting new/revamping old gardens or renting a community plot for the season. Now that you have a season or two under your belt, I would love to hear how those worked out. What was successful and what do you need to rethink?
What chores should need to be done in the garden as the weather starts to turn? Continue reading “Spring Garden Clean Up: The Winter That Wouldn’t Quit”
Broccoli is a brassica in the cruciferous family, along with cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, bok choy, kale, rutabaga and others.
It is a nutritional superstar. Cruciferous vegetables are well established as healthy foods with cancer preventative properties. However, broccoli outshines them all. It is jam packed with nutrition! If you were only going to eat one vegetable, it should be broccoli. Of course, it goes without saying that you should eat more than one vegetable. While the florets have most of the phytonutrients, the stalk has most of the fiber, so eat the whole thing! If you don’t like broccoli, learn to like it, remember you can train your taste buds.. 👅 Continue reading “Growing Broccoli”
Bok Choy is another easy green to grow. Actually, it is a Brassica, in the cabbage family. It is a staple in Asian cooking and there are many different varieties. Continue reading “Growing Bok Choy”
“The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it.” 1 Corinthians 10:26
I received zero feedback 📝on my anniversary blog improvement post. Not what I was hoping for. So…time to move on…
July has not been kind to the garden. Most plants don’t like living in 100 degrees. Especially when the lady goes on vacation and they don’t get watered. Some of the crops bounced back and some Continue reading “August Garden”
June and July are peak months in the garden. Crops are going strong. Continue reading “June/July Garden”
I often prefer a spinach salad to a lettuce salad. It is also very tasty in other cooked dishes, sauteed with vegetables or in soup. It is very good as part of your base in smoothies and shakes. However, conventional spinach is high in pesticides, so if you buy it -always purchase organic. But why not grow it?
Spinach is such an easy crop to grow. Continue reading “Growing Spinach”
Here in zone 6, things are starting to take off. Cooler weather plants are finishing up. I haven’t been able to get things done exactly how I like due to Continue reading “May’s Garden”
I guess I can’t call it winter gardening anymore. April has been a busy month in zone 6. Things are finally starting to warm up and there was a leap in growth. Continue reading “April’s Garden”
Lettuce is an easy crop to grow that does well in containers. Continue reading “Growing Lettuce”
“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:21
It’s been a month of winter gardening and things have gone surprisingly well. All of my cool season crops are in the ground either with a cold frame or on their own. We had some snow yesterday, so I put some hoop houses with a frost protection fabric. Continue reading “Winter Gardening: March Garden”
“Stand still and consider the wondrous works of God.” Job 37:14
Snow peas are an easy, fast growing crop to plant. Continue reading “Growing Snow Peas”
A statement I often here from people is, “I want to start growing my food, but I don’t know what to plant.” This is a common struggle. There are so many herbs, vegetables, and fruit choices. Here are some guidelines. Continue reading “Newbie Gardeners Ask, “What to Grow?”🤔”