Category Archive: Grow it yourself

Chop Chive and…Well?

Last year my mom gave me three little divisions from her chive plants. This spring I have three gigantic bundles of chive to contend with. One bundle I divided and moved to the… Continue reading

From the Ground Up

So it looks like the winter that never really happened has finally given up trying here in New England. Many of my fellow Bay State gardeners have begun planting. I, however, have yet… Continue reading

Prune a Prunus

A few years ago our town gave away trees to residents. Who wouldn’t was a free tree? We got two sour cherry trees (Prunus cerasus). We let them establish themselves for a couple… Continue reading

Let the Planning, and Learning, Begin

If you have been following this blog a while then you might remember that the Food It Yourself garden had some pest problems last summer. Too many consecutive years of nightshade planting made… Continue reading

Summer = Saved

Yes, I am going to get back to nutrition and agricultural science issues that are in the news, as promised.  But, right now time is tight. There are Christmas cards to send. Even… Continue reading

Food It Yourself Garden 2015- The End

There’s a hard freeze in the forecast for Central Massachusetts. That means it’s time for the 2015 Food It Yourself garden to be dismantled. There were some triumphs and some tragedies this year.… Continue reading

Cndnsd

Lots of tomatoes. Not much food storage space. Problem solved by evaporation! Saute onion in a big pot with a little salt and the fat of your choice. I used bacon drippings. Don’t… Continue reading

Because It’s August I’m Blogging About Zucchini

If you grew zucchini this year you are doubtless up to your eyeballs in it right now. That’s totally normal. In fact, most gardeners will tell you that there is no way not… Continue reading

Wicked Mint!

As I mentioned before, my herbs will not quit this summer. Thankfully, fresh herbs are delicious and I have been cooking with them. Also, fresh herbs are seriously easy to preserve. You can… Continue reading

Garden 2015- Still Growing

Just wanted to share some pictures of the 2015 Food It Yourself garden from this week so you could see how things have expanded since The Planting.  Everything is growing, except the cucumbers… Continue reading