Inside and Outside

I was able to collect seeds from last year’s garden to help off set this year’s seed purchase. Left from last year I had Dill, Melon, Snow Peas, Black Eyed Susan Vine, Coriander/Cilantro, Onion Chive, Cardinal Climber, Morning Glory, Basil, Snap Dragons, Nasturtium, Marigold, Sunflower, Lettuce, and Zinnia. This year I bought all of my…

2015 Planning

On January 1st I used the lazy day to start planning the new garden. Some of the old reliable plants sowed from seeds collected in Fall and some new varieties sowed from seeds purchased from High Mowing Organic Seeds in Vermont. Some of my selections are currently on back order so I haven’t placed my…

A Cool Spring

Tulips are close. Not sure what colors these are, many are actually blooming for the first time this year. The Queen of the Night are the ones I was excited about the most but those don’t look like they’ll flower, however. Last season I thinned and planted Muscari throughout the bed. So they came back…

Spring 2014 – EAT MY PLANTS!

It is officially Spring which means we’ll be back to work in the gardens and posting lots of pictures. There are some new plans for 2014… My good friend, Jman, starts his Permaculture plan at his cottage. He’s been doing a lot of research and designing this past Winter and is ready to make some…

Soil Testing

While the Lettuce looked great and was tasty as always, the rest of the bed was looking a bit weak. You may remember that in the Fall, I worked in a lot of leaves but I fear that the leaves weren’t enough. Sadly, I didn’t have any organic material to cut into the beds like…

Oooops! Don’t Thin the Chard!

First, a garden update and some pics to show how everything is coming in. I mentioned in an earlier post that if I remember to get enough pics from the same vantage points, I can do a time lapse at the end of the season. Here are a few of those shots including the Iris…