Tag Archive: gardening

Surprises Everywhere!

Oh my Godzilla, the Food It Yourself garden is growing and changing every single day! It has been a season of surprises, both good and bad. Let me show you what we have… Continue reading

My Cunning Plan…

The Food It Yourself garden is progressing as planned, in great part to our electric fence. Indeed, the evil woodchucks have once again ousted the gentle skunk from the prime real estate under… Continue reading

My Stuff is GROWING!

The 2020 Food It Yourself garden is officially growing. I am so excited for the season. You all know the past few years have been difficult for our backyard garden beds. Woodchucks, squirrels,… Continue reading

Food It Yourself Garden 2020- A Work in Progress

After a week of delightfully spring-like weather, central Massachusetts was once again beset by snow this weekend. Monday, thunderstorms are predicted all day. This is nuts, even for New England. I assume the… Continue reading

I’m Finally Trendy!

I am still working towards spring planting here at Food It Yourself headquarters. This week, a few snow peas popped up. I completed an expansion of the front yard strawberry beds and moved… Continue reading

Got to Start Some Time…

Yes, it is that time of year again, DIYeters. It is time to start some seeds inside. I am a big fan of direct sowing when possible, but some plants need a head… 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

In Memoriam In the Garden

It’s been a rough month here in Food It Yourself land. My mother made a shockingly quick slide from living with cancer to receiving a terminal diagnosis to completing her time on this… 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