Category Archive: Grow it yourself

It’s Growing To Be an Interesting Season…

The overall condition of New England Garden Season 2021 has been unstable. May started out warm, until Memorial Day weekend, which felt like Thanksgiving. June brought mid-August levels of heat and humidity, but… Continue reading

Challenge Accepted!

I am very happy to report that the raised garden beds planned by our Church congregation’s eagle scout candidate have been constructed and filled. As I noted earlier in the season, community gardens… Continue reading

Go Away. You Bug Me

It is June. The Food it yourself garden is growing, blooming, and generally looking amazing. We have been harvesting herbs, bok choy and so many strawberries. The chickens are still laying four to… Continue reading

The Planting of 2021

It is finally planting time in central Massachusetts. This week I had a few days of vacation time to use up at work. The soil has warmed up. The weather was forecasted to… Continue reading

Out Foxing the Wildlife

Still counting down to the bulk of the planting for 2021 in the Food It Yourself garden. We will start hardening off our seedlings this week. I turned over the soil in the… Continue reading

May I Share My Garden Plans With You?

It is May and it finally feels like spring here to stay in central Massachusetts. The oak, maple, birch, aspen, pine, beech, poplar, sassafras, and crabapple trees are all booming, looking beautiful, and… Continue reading

It’s Spring…ish. Sometimes.

It is starting to feel like spring, some times, in central Massachusetts. Today was nice. Yesterday we had snow flurries. Tomorrow is most likely going to be mostly okay; Sunday is still a… Continue reading

Not Just in My Back Yard

Spring is just starting here in central New England. The daffodils are starting to appear. Pear Kun has lots of buds. The rhubarb is racing out of the ground. I am carefully plotting… Continue reading

Ready to Feather the Storm!

So much has been going on at Food It Yourself HQ since mid October! We harvested the second round of crops. Yes, there were enough green beans to serve at Thanksgiving dinner. We… Continue reading

Easy Freezy Greeny Beanzies

The last couple of weeks have been hectic here at Food It Yourself HQ. I made time for an excellent green bean harvest, though. I want to share how I prepped them for… Continue reading