Tag Archive: gardening

In Between the Rain Drops…

It was mild, then it was cold. Then it was really really really cold. Then it was okay. Then it was cold and it rained. That is how 2017 has been, weather wise.… Continue reading

Change of Seasoning 2- A Dry Topic

A few weeks ago I harvested all the remaining herbs from the Food It Yourself Garden.  I hung them in bundles inside paper bags. Then I waited. Finally, the leaves were dry and… Continue reading

Not Just Pretty

Summer is definitely on the wane here in New England. Apples, pumpkins, and Hubbard squash are popping up at the farm stands.  The sun is still warm, but the wind is cooler.  I… Continue reading

Bee Part of the Solution

Several times in this blog I have briefly mentioned the plight of bees in North America and the world in general. I think it is time I address the issue fully.  Bees, our… Continue reading

Learning New Things

Just last year I planted some rhubarb crowns in the Food It Yourself Garden.  They handily survived the mild winter of 2015-2016. This spring I got a decent cutting of stalks. Then the… Continue reading

2016 Garden Spectacular!

OK, so the Food It Yourself garden is not looking spectacular yet, but it is getting there.  It all started in April when Mr. Food It Yourself and I got our soil tested… 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

All about that Basil…or Whatever Herbs You’ve Got

Herbs are amazing to cook with. They flavor your food, encouraging you to add less salt. They can transform foods from one culture to another. Want that tomato soup to have a little… Continue reading

The Planting

Finally, the 2015 Food It Yourself garden is planted and ready to grow! It was a multi-day process requiring the help of Mr. Food It Yourself, my mom and dad, some earth worms,… Continue reading

Garden 2015-Get Ready

Central New England seems to have skipped spring and jumped right into summer. Every single tree is spewing out pollen, my lawn is growing a mile a minute, and it’s time to get… Continue reading