Tag Archive: home grown

Food It Yourself 2021 Gardening Season in Review

How on earth is it November, already? it seems like just yesterday I was perusing seed catalogs and rototilling my front lawn into a large planting bed. The gardening season has passed in… Continue reading

Relishing the Change in Seasons

Summer is officially over in the northern hemisphere, and autumn is making itself comfortable. There is no longer enough daylight to ripen my tomatoes, so I have taken the plants down and salvaged… Continue reading

PUMPKIN TIME!

What’s just over 65 lb and full of sincerity? The Food It Yourself 2021 pumpkin harvest! The squashes have turned a brilliant orange. The vines have died back. Best of all, my straw… Continue reading

Late Summer is Actually Just Early Pumpkin Season.

We have almost made it through August! The hottest part of the year is theoretically behind us. We are picking and putting up tomatoes. We are harvesting herbs to dry over the winter.… Continue reading

Too Hot To Cook: Salmorejo

It is too darn hot in Central MA. It is August, so nobody is surprised. This is also New England, so everyone is complaining. For those of you not from New England, popular… Continue reading

Nothing But Sincerity!

I am so excited about our pumpkins this year. The vines in the raised beds are huge, and still growing. There are currently five pumpkins, and the vines are still blooming, so we… Continue reading

It’s Growing To Be an Interesting Season…

The overall condition of New England Garden Season 2021 has been unstable. May started out warm, until Memorial Day weekend, which felt like Thanksgiving. June brought mid-August levels of heat and humidity, but… Continue reading

Challenge Accepted!

I am very happy to report that the raised garden beds planned by our Church congregation’s eagle scout candidate have been constructed and filled. As I noted earlier in the season, community gardens… Continue reading

It’s Spring…ish. Sometimes.

It is starting to feel like spring, some times, in central Massachusetts. Today was nice. Yesterday we had snow flurries. Tomorrow is most likely going to be mostly okay; Sunday is still a… Continue reading

Not Just in My Back Yard

Spring is just starting here in central New England. The daffodils are starting to appear. Pear Kun has lots of buds. The rhubarb is racing out of the ground. I am carefully plotting… Continue reading