Category Archive: Grow it yourself

In a Pickle, Yet Again

The cruel irony of gardening is this: the same weather that makes everything grow and produce is also weather that makes one loath to run a hot water canner. Seriously, it is 95F… Continue reading

I’m stumped.

Planting season is still a long way off in central New England. However, I am already preparing for the 2020 Food It Yourself Garden. I have all my seeds ready to go. I… Continue reading

Here’s the Plan

It is February. The seed catalogs arrived about six weeks ago. I bought stuff. From Johnny’s Selected Seeds I selected string beans, the most disease resistant zucchini and pickling cucumbers I could find,… Continue reading

What Can I Do With a Green Tomato?

Are you ready for the very first Food It Yourself sing-along? I hope so, because here it is! Tune: “What Shall We Do With a Drunken Sailor”, traditional Want to make your own?… Continue reading

EEE! Better Save It for Later

So there I was, enjoying a delightful September afternoon by relocating more strawberries in the front yard. (See more about my strawberry related ambitions here) The chickens were enjoying a romp around the… Continue reading

A Berry Nice Problem to Have.

Efforts to replace the entire front yard with strawberry plants continue. My berries are ever so happy, and are sending out runners in every direction. As you can see, many of them have… Continue reading

OOPS! That Isn’t a Hen

Remember these sweet little ladies? Sure you do! From left to right, you’re looking at Misty Coopland, Mallory Archer, Ruth Layer Ginsburg, Lucky, Agnes Featherduster Junior (A.J.), and Ellen DeHeneres. Can you believe… Continue reading

In a Pickle, Again!

Once again I am staring down an August without any zucchini. My plants got nibbled on by something or another and just never quite recovered. (Mr. Food It Yourself is in the process… Continue reading

Gardening with Guarded Optimism

So far so good in the Food It Yourself garden this year. I hesitate to say things are wonderful, because my pride last year at this time was quickly quashed by woodchucks. Yes,… Continue reading

What Went Down Better Come Up

As you remember from last week, the Food It Yourself garden has been planted. I have now entered that super anxious time where I wait for the right kinds of green things to… Continue reading

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