Tag: lettuce

Merlot Lettuce

A few year ago I came across one of the most beautiful red heirloom lettuce called Merlot. True to its name the lettuce is wine red in color and rich in flavor. A quick growing lettuce (60days) which holds up well in the summer… Continue Reading “Merlot Lettuce”

Six on Saturday : Our Tower Garden & Cold Frames

It’s still cold here in zone 5 where we live in New Hampshire. The garden’s raised beds are still mostly frozen with the exception of the bed that has our cold frames on it. But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy our garden and start growing some heathy and delicious food.

Cold-Hardy Vegetables Can Take A Chill

There are plenty of vegetables which can be planted in the early part of spring – even as early as mid-March depending upon what zone you live in.

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”

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”

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”

Our Garden

[The following is a blog entry from May 7, 2012 in my other blog, It’s a 4 Dog Life, http://itsa4doglife.blogspot.com/. Since I recently decided to dedicate a blog specifically to our vegetable/herb gardening – I felt it was important to include and needless to… Continue Reading “Our Garden”