On the heels of our massive raspberry harvest, we begin the blackberry harvest! Oh I do love having a constant supply of fruit in the yard. Now some of you might not bat an eye at my harvest. I hear walls of plump blackberries grow like weeds in some parts of the world. Well, this is […]
Call it beautiful, or call it lazy – I love to let plants set seed throughout the garden beds. The unruliness of seed and flower stalks flapping to and fro reassures me that life is beautiful even when I don’t have everything buttoned up and put away. They sorta scream “Just relax, it will be what it […]
Pruning. That’s a fancy word for saying “get your shears out and make some sense of that jungle!” When we prune our plants, we cut off parts of the plant that are sick, crowded, or just unnecessary. This helps to direct the plants energy into other tasks; ones us humans have deemed more worthwhile…like growing us bigger tomatoes! […]
No, not teeth, currants! Yes, white currants! I ordered this gem from One Green World. Their catalogue is a siren call I can’t resist… page, after page, there are so many beautiful fruits in the world! And, I can actually grow some of it in Minnesota! I keep thinking I have more space than I really do […]
Garlic scapes are the elegant, crowning jewel on the head of the garlic plant in the month of June. Well, for a week, that is. Harvest your scapes just as they begin to curl in order to conduct the plant’s energy to growing the bulb in the ground, rather than the seed head.
Starting my garden from seed is one of my favorite things about gardening. At the risk of sounding cliché, it is a miracle unraveling before my eyes, unlike anything else in life. We take a tiny seed, like these guys, put them in the ground, tending here and there, and get pounds and sometimes POUNDS of food out […]