what is vulnerable when cold weather suddenly arrives – peppers and early formed fruit
The mild April weather came to an abrupt hold courtesy a high pressure system in the Mid Atlantic Ocean blocking the low from moving. This gave us a string of cool, dreary, damp weather! No frost was likely but the … Continue reading
After a long a tedious winter, we have a few mild days on tap and no sign of another arctic blast (thought it is still too early to say they will not arrive). While all the weather was going on outside, I was growing indoors. The first seedlings were set in mid January and transplanted to individual pots by mid February. This past few days they have been placed outside for a few hours to get them used to wind and natural sunshine. They are now big enough to go into the garden!!
Last week I spent making raised beds and filling them with compost and one of the beds are just 4 foot square and is intended to be used as a cold frame for early and late vegetables. This is where the first graduating seedlings are going to be set.
We are still in a temporary apartment and the clock is ticking for spring planting. Optimistically I sowed the first seeds at the end of January with the hope that we would be settled by March 1st. That has not … Continue reading
It is no surprise to anyone that everything is just a little bit early this year. From Washington’s cherry blossoms in February the march of spring would seem to be underway. In my own garden, newly awarded a zone 6 … Continue reading
Some people make new garden beds by marking the edge, tilling the garden and putting in the shrubs and plants. My way is a little more casual. When we moved into this house last summer the only flowerbed was little … Continue reading
With the weath so nice, I decided that it was time to pot up the poor patio hibiscus that have been in very temporary homes since we moved in July. The evenings are getting cooler and they need to be … Continue reading
On America’s Home Grown Veggie Show last Saturday, I interviewed Sheila Watson Kraklow. Sheila is a gardener from Denver, and enjoys cooking. Currently she is writing a cook book that is a collection of recipes from her parents, grandparents, aunts … Continue reading
Since the move there have been a few new opportunities arrive but not only do they require good writing, but they need excellant photographs too. I have the camera but those F-stops/aperture, ISO and things were still a foreign language. … Continue reading
My new orange tools with Pumpkin (well what else do you call an orange kitten you were given in October!) Everyone knows that I like Fiskars tools as well as folks at the company, but lately I have taken to … Continue reading