Category Archive: Grow it yourself

Pretty Tasty

I’ve always considered myself primarily a vegetable gardener. If I can’t eat it I don’t want to spend time and space cultivating it. However, perhaps as a side effect of the exceptionally rotten… Continue reading

Let Your Flowers do the Talking

Yup, Old Man Winter is, evidently, still drunk. He is currently blasting coldness, snow and ice all over the USA. Something called “snow rage” has been identified in the North East. Let’s think… Continue reading

We Grow Together

It has begun! We have had a few days in Central Massachusetts that smelled like puddles instead of snow. The huge snow banks are compressing and shrinking little by little and every news… Continue reading

Blah. Winter. Hashtag Blah

Not sure if you’ve heard, but it’s been snowing in Central Massachusetts. It’s been snowing since the last week of January. As of February 12, 2015 a whopping 92.1 inches (that’s seven and… Continue reading

Planning and Plugging

The Food It Yourself garden is currently obscured by a delicate blanket of snow. Okay, it’s actually two inches of slushy sleet frozen into a solid mass by an unusually frigid November. Either… Continue reading

Toe-may-toe, Toe-mah-toe, This is It. I Mean It!

So, today was supposed to be about my potato harvest. Here’s what I got for potatoes. So not an absolute bust, but last year we got almost 20 pounds, so I was certainly… Continue reading

I Say “toe-MAH-toe”…so many tomahtoes

So, you may have noted in the last Food It Yourself blog entry  I prattled on and on about tomatoes. It was almost as if I was trying to convince myself, as well… Continue reading

You Say toe-MAY-toe, I say YES!

Growing your own edibles is a big part of a healthy DIYet. If you have never grown an edible thing, even if you have never grown anything, you should start with tomatoes. Why?… Continue reading

Yummy Yankee Thrift

As Americans, we like to define ourselves by our heritage- we call ourselves by the nationality of our ancestors.  Yes, I frequently refer to myself as “Italian-American”.  However, I am at heart an… Continue reading

I’ve Made My Bed… (2012 garden, part 2)

So just after getting my garden together in May, I left my camera out in the rain. Needless to say, the camera did not survive.  This careless act, and the intensive research seminar… Continue reading