Sweet potato vines trailing out of the raised bed Is it a Yam or a Sweet Potato? For decades people have been made to think they’re eating yams, when most likely they are eating sweet potatoes. So where did all the confusion start? well… Continue Reading “Mistaken identity: Sweet Potatoes and Yams”
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”
The end of 2015 causes me pause to reflect on the season of 2015. The weather more than anything else dominated my thoughts much of the season and provided us with plenty of challenges. For Homegrown Harvest it was our third growing season as… Continue Reading “A look back at weather 2015”
“I have often thought that if heaven had given me choice of my position and calling, it should have been on a rich spot of earth, well watered and near a good market for the production of the garden. No occupation is so delightful… Continue Reading “A Bountiful Summer leads to Several Seeds to Save”
A recent August harvest of potatoes, cucumbers, squash and beans It’s August and the garden is abundant with tomatoes ripening; beans dangling off their vines and peppers appearing in various shades. It’s been a summer season so far filled with cool wet days and… Continue Reading “Kids are back in school – time to seed the garden for fall!”
When veggies are grown in your own garden soil enrich with compost, you pick them when you need your veggies minutes before a meal. They are ripe and ready when they are highest in nutritional content.
Submersing myself into the symphony of delicious color, I paint the gardens with the green peas that emerge from purple and white flowers. Smatterings of Red Sail lettuce mixed with purple petunias lay beneath a canopy of emeralds touched with Sun Gold Cherry, Cherokee Purple and Lemon Boy tomatoes. Monet’s garden couldn’t be more beautiful or colorful.
It may be cold outside, but winter is a good time to plan your spring garden!
I wrote this blog entry back in early October in a notebook. However, life got in the way of me sitting down and entering it; a resolution is to be more diligent in keeping up with writing and actually posting. Garlic Planting Season September… Continue Reading “The End of the 2014 Season”
It’s difficult to imagine that Labor Day weekend has already come and gone. I have been negligent in writing a monthly blog entry this summer. Once again the busy season whirled by us – selling gardens; installing gardens; going to events; talking to people… Continue Reading “August/September – Where did the summer go?”