Tag Archive: home grown

Go For a Dip!

After several summer squash-free years, the Food It Yourself has been visited by the Zucchini Fairy once again. So far, I have put up a dozen jars of zucchini relish, stocked my freezer… Continue reading

In a Pickle, Yet Again

The cruel irony of gardening is this: the same weather that makes everything grow and produce is also weather that makes one loath to run a hot water canner. Seriously, it is 95F… Continue reading

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

Tree Cheers for Springtime!

This past Saturday brought not only snow to the Food It Yourself house, but also my long awaited 4-variety Asian pear tree. Unfortunately, the tree was packaged with a note from the nursery… 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

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

A Berry Nice Problem to Have.

Efforts to replace the entire front yard with strawberry plants continue. My berries are ever so happy, and are sending out runners in every direction. As you can see, many of them have… Continue reading

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