Another Unsuccessful Year in the Garden

I'm pretty sure I should quit trying to be a vegetable gardener; I should just accept my failures and move on. But I keep oohing and ahhing over the beautiful catalogs containing so many tempting and unique varieties.  Especially now, as many of us start planning our fall and winter gardens.  I really do want … Continue reading Another Unsuccessful Year in the Garden

April (snow) showers bring May flowers?!

Usually, around this time of the year, I start spending much of my free time in the dirt - planting, preparing areas for planting, repairing and updating garden structures, and yes, even weeding.  This year however, the muddy paw prints on the kitchen floor are the only sign that a garden exists in our life. … Continue reading April (snow) showers bring May flowers?!

Now we wait, well, we weed and wait.

  Our last frost day is somewhere around Memorial Day, so not being a risky gardener, I tend to wait until now to plant most of my veggies, or at least those that like warmer weather.   I had been hardening off a few seedlings (tomatoes and peppers) but honestly don't think they'll do well. … Continue reading Now we wait, well, we weed and wait.