Tag Archive: strawberry

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

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

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

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

Gardening with Guarded Optimism

So far so good in the Food It Yourself garden this year. I hesitate to say things are wonderful, because my pride last year at this time was quickly quashed by woodchucks. Yes,… Continue reading

Food It Yourself Garden 2018- It Takes Pain to be Beautiful

My mom used to tell me “it takes pain to be beautiful.” She would then commence the lengthy process of detangling my thick, wavy hair. This year, getting my garden together was a… Continue reading

Food It Yourself Garden 2018- so far…

Just as predicted by the majority of New Englanders, “springtime” has been bypassed in the north east USA. It is now early summer, even though it is only early May. It happens. We… Continue reading

Big Plans for a Big Harvest

After making an impressive rally throughout March, I am pretty sure Old Man Winter has keeled over dead. I could be wrong, though. This is New England after all. Even if he makes… Continue reading

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

2016 Garden Spectacular!

OK, so the Food It Yourself garden is not looking spectacular yet, but it is getting there.  It all started in April when Mr. Food It Yourself and I got our soil tested… Continue reading