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 […]
I can’t claim the brains behind this one. Little miss five year old wasn’t too satisfied with my delicious lemon-mint dressing one night at dinner. She requested I make her a different kind – a DELICIOUS kind. Well, what could be more delicious than the current fresh fruit pickings in the yard? Naturally, cherry dressing. Brilliant idea!
Each year June begins the season of garden snacking. While we do harvest some things from the garden earlier than June, they aren’t “garden snacks.” We rarely pop a lettuce or kale leaf in our mouth for a refreshing treat. I’m talking about those garden bounties that make the kids come running for snack time. […]
Now that you have your transplants in the ground and your little seeds are germinating, it’s time to get that soil in between covered up! Covering exposed dirt is good for your plants, your garden bed and the little critters that help build your soil. It keeps the moisture in the ground longer so your growing […]
I’ve always said that if you have kids and aren’t much of a gardener, at least just grow sugar snap peas and sungold tomatoes. (heck, that’s what I’d say even if you don’t have kids!) Sugar snap peas are sure to convert any toddler turning a nose up at green foods into a raw, green-veggie-eating machine! The […]