Planting a Legacy

Planting a Legacy

“Planting a Legacy” may be a strange name maybe for a post about seed packets for the kids but… maybe not. Many of my clients want suggestions for how to encourage kids and grandkids to have an interest in gardening. There is a huge decline in the number of students...
Garlic: When to Plant

Garlic: When to Plant

Here in the PNW we don’t really have to plant garlic in the fall. There are fanatics that say ‘have to’ and other that say ‘no big deal’.   I even read a article from Gardeners World from England about the controversy of planting garlic in the fall. The...
Pumpkin Check-up

Pumpkin Check-up

At the beginning of August we talked about hand pollinating pumpkins (you can read about it HERE).  You might remember I had one little problem when I went out to make baby pumpkins.  I only had male flowers and didn’t see any female flowers.  After a few days...
Little Bytes: Herb Butter

Little Bytes: Herb Butter

Are you ready to harvest some herbs? By now the herbs we started in the spring should be growing strongly and have good depth of flavor. Today let’s use them in a very simple way… herb butter!  You can find herb butter in many restaurants across the nation...
Little Bytes: Beans

Little Bytes: Beans

Today we are going to plant beans in the lettuce pot.  Jen’s lettuce and spinach did really well but now they are tall and straggly.  The leaves no longer are mild and sweet but are starting to get bitter.  We pulled them out and broke up the soil to prepare it...