Gardening

Vegetable gardening projects and musings

Grilled Asparagus

grilled-asparagus

One of my favorite times of year is here. It’s asparagus season! Oddly enough while growing up I thought these tall thin green stalks were not appealing in the least. As I’ve aged though I’ve come to appreciate healthy foods…

Square Foot Gardening 2.0

cinder block garden

Another year of gardening has arrived and this time around I’ve decided to change things up with my raised cinder block garden. It will be getting a new location and a new shape. Last year my foray into square foot…

Lemon Cucumber Update

lemon cucumber

I knew that as soon as I posted about the lemon cucumber plant taking forever to fruit that it wouldn’t be long for it to start producing. If you like bite sized cucumbers, you’ll love this plant. Not only does…

Tomato Hornworm, Gasp!

Tomato Hornworm

I swear this has been a very strange year for bugs. I’m seeing so many insects that I’ve never seen before in the garden. At least this new one I’ve come across couldn’t fly and chase me around the yard.…

Seed Saving Containers

seed saving container

Here’s another “don’t throw that away” tip for you. If you haven’t figured out by now, I don’t like throwing things away. If I have a feeling it can be used for something else rather than sitting in a landfill…

Godzilla!! In My Garden

grapevine-beetle

Today was the day for strange happenings it appears.While out tending to my now overflowing raised cinder block garden, I ran into two oddities. Poking and prodding around in my cucumbers today I got a little surprise, wait I mean…

Lemon Cucumbers

Lemon cucumber plant

The vegetable garden is coming along quite nicely! I’ve already started to pull out some tasty vegetables such as radishes and cucumbers. The massive summer squash plant is starting to throw out its long yellow treats and I’m trying to…

Planting The Square Foot Garden

new raised garden

I know some of you have been waiting to see the finished raised square foot garden, I finally had some free time to sit down and pound away on the keyboard. The garden has been planted for almost a month…

Square Foot Gardening

Every year I plan out this massive elaborate garden that is filled with enough veggies to feed a small city. It usually consists of 15+ tomato plants, tomatillos, jalapeno, sweet peppers, lots of cucumbers ( I love cukes!), two varieties…

Spring Is In The Air

The snow is finally gone and spring is showing itself in full form! We did get some flurries the other day oddly enough, but otherwise the bone chilling temps are a distant memory. We’ve been having some unseasonably warm days…