My June Garden

The garden is so exciting at this time of year! Trellises are up. Cucumbers, squash and melons are happily spreading their vines up the netting while their flowers are blooming with the promise of potential produce. Zucchini have started to yield with the Green Machine variety bearing the first zucchini of the season. This type … Continue reading My June Garden

Garden Bounty, Seedsaving and Pests

Summer bounty is a gratifying reward for any vegetable gardener, but remember while preserving those veggies to save some of their seeds for next year. It's a cost-saving procedure that everyone should consider. Other advantages include seeds acclimated to your area of the country as well as ensuring genetic heirloom diversity of your food supply. … Continue reading Garden Bounty, Seedsaving and Pests

Melons – Sweet Melons

A few years ago Bob, a fellow gardening friend, introduced me to melons that easily grow in northern climates. Now I hadn't tried to grow melons for many years after a run-in with all the bugs, powdery mildew and bacterial wilt that seem drawn like magnets to melons. Said I would never do it again … Continue reading Melons – Sweet Melons