Vegetable Harvesting

Vegetable Harvesting

As the harvesting duties start to pile up I needed an easy way to clean vegetables before bringing them into the house for processing. Cleaning dirt out of the kitchen sink is never fun and after trying to hold the hose and the vegetables at the same time I figured...
Color in the Vegetable Garden

Color in the Vegetable Garden

We have all seen great pictures and even visited designed vegetable gardens. Some great potager, or kitchen, gardens are famous for their beautiful symmetrical designs. My kitchen garden sports simple raised beds in a fairly linear design. I’m planning on revamping...
Mother’s Day Garden

Mother’s Day Garden

Not to be outdone by the Easter Garden the grand-kids in Illinois (zone 6a) planted a garden with their mom for Mother’s Day.  Let’s join Kristen for a quick tour… We started prepping our garden back at the end of April.  If we wanted to we could call our little...
Easter Gift of Plants

Easter Gift of Plants

It is always a struggle to find something to give to a 16 year old for Easter… Dress? No GMA. Little white gloves, hat, chicks, bunnies, stuffed animals? No GMA. This girl doesn’t even like candy that much. A Starbucks card is good but pretty ordinary. So, this...
Garlic Harvest

Garlic Harvest

As the pumpkins start to take over the garden bed I know it is time to harvest the garlic.  You may remember that I planted garlic last fall. I can tell it is ready to harvest because the tops are starting to turn yellow. Some gardeners wait until the tops are...
And So It Begins…

And So It Begins…

The days have been very warm for April and the garden beds are ready to plant. I don’t know about you but sometimes I get carried away with new seeds I’ve purchased and forget about the old ones. This year I sorted through my boxes of seeds and found several packs...

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