This Year's Veggie Patch

pineapple mintSo another spring, another garden on it’s way….and it’s about time.¬† I’m ready. In fact, things are already really starting to grow around here. :-)

Garden plans have been laid, seedlings have been started and supplies are coming in!

How Exciting!

Probably one of my favorite winter tasks is planning the garden and picking out which seed varieties I will grow. I have a thing for variety. For surprise. For color. My biggest problem, really, is narrowing it down to the few selections that will end up in the greenhouse and in the gardens!

So, many plants, so little time. Right? So, in the . . . → Read More: This Year’s Garden Patch

Book: How To Grow More Vegetables*

A longstanding favorite gardening book of mine is How To Grow More Vegetables* (and fruits, nuts, berries, grains, and other crops) by John Jeavons.

An excellent reference book to keep in your library, this book addresses many aspects of veggie gardening: building soil, bed preparation, composting, fertilizing, seed propagation and planning. There’s even little diddies in there on companion planting and the biointensive method of gardening.

The focus of the book is on organic, sustainable practices, all the while growing high  quality veggies in high yields.

I found this a great beginner’s book, with loads of very useful information compiled into one place. Yet, I keep it in my library year after year as a reference for the . . . → Read More: Book: How To Grow More Vegetables*

2011 Garden Plan - Peas

Spring Peas…Mmmm :)

Peas like the cool temperatures of spring/early summer, and are easy to grow. And they reward us with delicious food that tastes good both raw and cooked. Peas have been loved by many dating back through the centuries, in fact archeological digs have found evidence of human consumption of peas dating back to earlier than 9000 BC!

If there is one veggie that doesn’t even make it out of the garden, it’s peas. We had to try really hard to get some to last it to the house last summer. Sadly, they were gone in a day.

So this year, I . . . → Read More: 2011 Garden Plan – Peas