Tag Archive: pumpkin

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

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

The Planting of 2021

It is finally planting time in central Massachusetts. This week I had a few days of vacation time to use up at work. The soil has warmed up. The weather was forecasted to… Continue reading

May I Share My Garden Plans With You?

It is May and it finally feels like spring here to stay in central Massachusetts. The oak, maple, birch, aspen, pine, beech, poplar, sassafras, and crabapple trees are all booming, looking beautiful, and… Continue reading

So Much is Happening!

Oh my has it been busy here at Food It Yourself HQ. Mr. Food It Yourself and I have been rearranging our entire house in anticipation of a complete electrical rewire and upgrade.… 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

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