The Great Potato Treasure Hunt

A couple of months ago, we tried to grow potatoes again. This go ’round, we used 5 gallon buckets and seed potatoes given to us by a dear friend. The leaves and shoots of the potatoes turned from dark green to yellowish green to brown. Time for The Great Potato Treasure Hunt! Late Saturday morning, we began…

first tomatoes

First Tomatoes of the Season

What a herald of the summer to come when the first tomatoes get harvested. The days can only get better from here. Our first tomatoes of 2016 ripened yesterday. This is a Matt’s Wild Cherry tomato. We (me, mostly) loved nibbling on these straight from the vine last year. And just like last year, I…

Out Go the Crayons

Out Go the Crayons

Some of our surviving seed trial seedlings are ready to plant. Since the Wonder Kids were grumpy and cranky from allergies, mommy indulged in a little garden therapy this morning.


You Can Grow That: Again

If only seed starting went as well as I planned, I’d spend all day giving away the garden or planting in it. But it doesn’t. Some days, you just have to start again. I have some seeds that grow like a teenage boy in the summer. These tomatoes for our giveaway garden are the perfect…


New Monarch Garden

After our great fun and success last year growing monarchs, we decided to have a dedicated monarch garden this year. With the rearrangement of the veggie beds, our Gardening Jones raised bed was a perfect fit.