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…

Good weather means good growth.

Freezing and canning has gotten really fun and rewarding. It’s neat to be eating last season’s harvest while growing the current season. We still have a few jars of spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce, hot relish, salsa, and pickles on hand. Much of what I’ve grown this year are from seeds I collected from last season’s…

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…

AND THE WINNER IS? (drum roll)

  Today was 70°F in Buffalo, NY. The warmest day of the year. It’s supposed to drop into the 40°s and rain for a few days, but that’s the norm for April. The sunlight inspired this grouping of Crocus to open wide. Some Hyacinths, Tulips, Snow Drops, and Muscari are all coming up and even…

Fall into Winter – Happy New Year

The season was ending. Harvests were getting less frequent yet I still had much to do. At this point I should have been pulling hydration lines, cutting mulch and compost into the beds, but I was only collecting seeds. As you can see from the picture above, Morning Glory were still coming on strong. Put…

Been a while.

My production work has kept me very busy the past several weeks and I have not been able to “play” in the garden nearly as much as I did earlier this season. My wife, Brenda, has worked very hard keeping everything going while I was away. Before I started getting calls for work I DID…

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…