Tag: garden

Out Like a Lion

Yay! Spring is here! We made it though winter once again! Wait, what? There’s a nor’easter threatening to dump snow on the East coast tomorrow?  What’s this? There is as much snow outside my door here in central New Hampshire as any other time… Continue Reading “Out Like a Lion”

Dreams of Fresh Vegetables

Happy New Year! The New year always brings with it the thoughts of fresh starts and new beginnings, dreams of fresh vegetables… It’s January 26th and we just had our first snowstorm of the 2016 season over the weekend The National Weather Service had… Continue Reading “Dreams of Fresh Vegetables”

A Bittersweet Time in the Garden

I came to love my rows, my beans, though so many more than I wanted. They attached me to the earth, and so I got strength like Antaeus.~ Henry David Thoreau Just as the Farmer’s Almanac called it, this autumn has been on the… Continue Reading “A Bittersweet Time in the Garden”

Speaking about Organic Gardening

I find when I sit down to start one of these presentations that I want to tell a story. The overall point being that we can all enjoy growing some of our own food and by doing so reap the multiple rewards that vegetable gardening brings to our bodies and our souls.

The Early April Garden

Spring has finally come to southwestern CT. It’s wet, cold and snowing one minute and sunny and warm the next!  We’ve been working in our garden as well as going to clients’ gardens these last couple of weeks – not letting the temperatures deter… Continue Reading “The Early April Garden”

Bein’ Green – Living Green

Kermit used to struggle with “Bein’ Green” and many Americans, as well as others around the world today struggle with ‘living green’.  Our society has been accustomed to throwing things away – after all it sometimes feels like takes more effort to recycle. Three… Continue Reading “Bein’ Green – Living Green”

The Year End Means a New Beginning

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is less than a week away.  In our area of southwestern Connecticut, the late fall has been filled with a multitude of weather events. A late-season hurricane named Sandy followed by her chilly friend, Athena, became the first… Continue Reading “The Year End Means a New Beginning”

Composting: The Making of Black Gold

They call it Black Gold because what it can do for your plants is priceless.  People think that composting has to be difficult – but it doesn’t. People have a way of over-complicating things. 

End of Summer Doesn’t Mean End of the Growing Season – Yet

August 31st, the end of summer, not officially of course.  That doesn’t happen until September 22nd 10:48am to be precise, autumn officially starting a minute later.  Some kids in our area have already started back to school; my son started his freshman classes at… Continue Reading “End of Summer Doesn’t Mean End of the Growing Season – Yet”

Garden of 2012

[Update 8-16-12] I pulled another 8+ pounds of tomatoes out of the garden last night and decided since the tomatoes were too big now for the vegetable bin in the fridge that I should make a sauce.  I made a mix sauce this time,… Continue Reading “Garden of 2012”