You know how parents often lie to their children about not having a favorite child? I do the same thing with my seedlings. They all haveRead More
I am planting cotton as my new seed growing endeavor for 2013. I remember a cotton boll in a glass jar back in my childhood OhioRead More
The garlic harvest arrived extra early this year – end of June. With the extra heat, everything is moving quickly. And with the lack of rainRead More
We’ve munched our way through several salads. But towards the end, as the leaves become more bitter, we noticed an increase in worm activities. That was fine until we discovered these worms had made their way into the row-covered broccoli. That’s not good.
After a shorter than usual Winter’s nap, we too are emerging from our afghans and quilts. Our long-neglected muscles are only matched by our all-too-neglected blog.
I think it’s mostly all there, yet it seems short. What am I missing? Anne has already pointed out the lack of swiss chard in a rainbow of colors. We might have some seed remaining from last year though – I need to check on that. Same goes for spinach and radish. I now wonder if I shouldn’t order another variety of sweet pepper. I purposely left off pumpkins. We finished last year with too many squash beetles – I’m hoping that taking a year off will confuse them.
Welcome to 2012 everyone! The coming of a new year often makes me think of trying new things. We have grown pumpkins for several years, but 2011 was the first year we ever used them for anything besides decoration.