Tag Archive: home grown

Hot and First-y

Lots of firsts today in central New England. Many towns hit 90°F for the first time in 2017 today. Not coincidentally today is the first time I had to turn the sprinkler on… Continue reading

Planning to Succeed

Did you ever have one of those obnoxious supervisors that said things like, “If you fail to plan then you plan to fail”? I know I have. As annoying as it is to… Continue reading

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

Eat Your Weedies 2

It has been a very dry summer in Central New England. Most cities and towns have a mandatory watering ban, which means the Food It Yourself garden has been a bit parched and… 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

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

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

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