Sunny Day

Sunny Day

Today we are supposed to have sun.  The sky is getting lighter and I saw the moon last night.   This may seem silly to many of my readers out there that see the sun and the moon numerous occasions throughout the winter, but here in the Pacific Northwest it has been a...
Under Cover Winter Veg

Under Cover Winter Veg

Picking out a clear plastic container out of my fridge that, having gone unnoticed, now contained liquefied salad greens I swore it could not continue… The beds have been cleaned out and waiting for this horrible winter to conclude but still it remains in the...
Cold Weather With A Vengeance

Cold Weather With A Vengeance

Seems strange that winter technically started on December 21st.   It felt like winter before that but now it is really winter. Comparatively mild at 45-50 degrees before the solstice the temperatures have dropped and stayed cold. Very seldom do we get to see...
The Building Season

The Building Season

It has been warm still in the Pacific Northwest, last week still in the upper sixties and warm at night too. Two days of light frost had no effect on the garden except the tomatoes. Leaves are still on trees and things are not completely dormant yet. But Winter is...
2016 Gardener’s Wish List

2016 Gardener’s Wish List

Yep already it is that time of year.   Gardeners like me are still running out and working in the garden when we can.  We are planning for the spring, looking at seed catalogs, and wondering what changes we are going to make next year.  Help a gardener out this year...
Am I behind?

Am I behind?

Sometimes you keep waiting for a moment to cut back, weed, move, etc. Then all the sudden it is too late. What to do?   Should I just leave it or should I cut it back and just deal with the consequences? It is always a dilemma in gardening. This year it has been the...