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Category Archives: seed catalogs
Snowy days can lead to trouble!
Too many snowy days can lead to trouble! The indoor job list has no appeal. It’s too nasty to venture outdoors. The lure of the computer beckons. Temptation fills page after page. “I’m only going to window shop,” one assures … Continue reading
Posted in seed catalogs, Uncategorized, winter planning Tagged Beth Chatto, gardening, perennials, Plant World Seeds, poppies, seed selection, seeds, shopping, temptation 15 Comments
And the BEET goes on!
2018 has been declared the “Year of the BEET” by the National Gardening Bureau. I adore beets, pickled, roasted, in soups and salads, so I was delighted to hear the news. I’d already decided to grow more beets this … Continue reading
My free seeds from Renee’s Garden arrived in the mail recently. As a Garden Writer of America member, trialing seeds is one of the many perks of membership. If you have not visited her website (www.reneesgarden.com) please do. Not only will … Continue reading
Posted in cutting garden, edible flowers, garden planning, gardening, kitchen gardens, planting, Potager, seed catalogs, Uncategorized, vegetable gardening Tagged cutting garden, edible flowers, fava beans, fragrant plants, gardening, kitchen gardens, planning, potager, Renee's Garden Seeds, seeds, spinach 7 Comments
As the summer garden season draws to a close, it’s a good time to take stock and evaluate. Considering that I grew 197 varieties, not counting all the bulbs purchased, perennials and herbs that I moved from the farm, or … Continue reading
Posted in gardening, kitchen gardens, planting, Potager, seed catalogs, Uncategorized Tagged evaluating the crop, garden planning, gardening, kitchen gardens, potager, seed selection 2 Comments
Shall We Shallot?
In my new potager, I want to grow everything! However, even with a much larger space than my old Cook’s Garden at the farm, succession planting, and vertical growing, I’m running out of space on my plan! A friend recently … Continue reading
Posted in gardening, Potager, seed catalogs, shallots, Uncategorized Tagged garden planning, John Scheepers, potager, shallots 4 Comments
The Color Purple
Healthy eating is a skyrocketing trend. Few people can be unaware of recent studies that show blueberries are “superfood.” Kale has become the new “foodie fad,” in everything from chips, soups, salads, and smoothies. Everyone is aware that eating brightly colored … Continue reading
Posted in Potager, purple vegetables, seed catalogs, Uncategorized Tagged anthrocyanins, potager, purple plants, purple vegetables, seed selection 5 Comments
The catalogs arrive!
Happily while I was traveling, the mailbox was filling with plant and seed catalogs, just in time for the first snow so I didn’t have to feel guilty about spending hours drooling over the photographs and beginning my lists. Since … Continue reading