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

Seedling Soil Mix, Seedlings

Several people have asked me over the years what soil media I use to start my seedlings. I loosely follow Eliot Coleman's method listed in his book New Organic Grower. If you are not familiar with Coleman this link on Coleman  gives a  brief description. He is the father of cold season or four season gardening and one … Continue reading Seedling Soil Mix, Seedlings

Preserve Your Garden Harvest Easily

So many things to do. So little time. One of the best shortcuts I've found over the years for preserving the tomato harvest is  half-roasting or half-drying them. Quick and easy and it makes short work of a massive over-supply of tomatoes in a productive year.  Roasted Tomatoes - LARGE TOMATOES Quarter large tomatoes Place … Continue reading Preserve Your Garden Harvest Easily