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Content tagged with “Gardening Challenge”

The Lovely Lettuces
Believe it or not, my mother wanted me to carry a large head of lettuce for my bridal bouquet. “It would be beautiful...
Still Time to Plant? Absolutely!
About this time of summer--with July 4 weekend heading our way--many gardeners feel a subtle shift in their...
Ten Tips to Help Ease Gardening Fatigue
My sister-in-law is about to come down with a bad case of mid-summer gardening fatigue. I can sense it creeping up on...
Starting a Garden in Midsummer
Lately I've been meeting more and more almost-gardeners--they think about gardening and talk about gardening. Because...
At the Market: It Looks Great, but It's not Organic...
When I travel, I seek out farmers' markets and food shops as much as museums and historic sites, hoping for the unique...
Late July Musing: Hanging onto Summer While Heading towards Fall
Yesterday the wind blew hot and surly across the tall field grasses. Today the dog days of midsummer pool around my...
Treasures in the Dirt: Root Crops
Every early morning I tour the gardens to see how everything fared through the night--did a resident deer or rabbit...
The Garden's Fullest Moment (or...Do We Have to Eat Beans and Tomatoes, Again, Tonight?)
This is the moment in the year I live for--when the garden spills over its edges--the winter squash running about the...
The Foolish Gardener: Learning the Hard Way… Again
I stopped growing corn a few years back. For good reason. It takes up precious garden real estate and inevitably...
A Gardener Prepares for Irene
My family jokes about how when my husband heads out on a trip, Mother Nature lets loose. An albino robin appears just...
As the Gardens Begins to Slow Down
Here in the western part of Vermont we missed the worst of the hurricane and so our gardens, while a bit wet, are still...
Putting the Garden to Bed
It's that time of year again--the end of tomato season in Vermont (unless you have a greenhouse), the end of the tender...
Oddities in the Garden, Wonders of the World
On a table in my house sits what most people, including my entire extended family, find quite bizarre, something they...
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