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!”
I don’t think many people realize that there is even plenty of time to sow seeds for certain vegetables that will give you a late-summer or an early autumn harvest.
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.
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.
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”
Many experienced gardeners already know that having a diverse mix of plants helps give you a beautiful and healthy garden. Some also believe that certain plant combinations have extraordinary powers for helping each other grow. Scientific study of companion planting has confirmed that some… Continue Reading “For Better or Worse – A Guide to Companion Planting”