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

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

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