Vegetables

When Should You Start Tomato Seeds Indoors?

When Should You Start Tomato Seeds Indoors?

One of the most frequently asked questions I receive about seed starting is, “When should you start tomato seeds indoors?” Let’s take a look at tomatoes and how to start them from seeds. If you plant to grow just a few tomato plants in containers […]

Fall Vegetable Garden: How to Grow Broccoli

Fall Vegetable Garden: How to Grow Broccoli

It’s time to start thinking about your fall vegetable garden. One of the first vegetables that comes to mind in the fall is broccoli.  Although some people are die-hard broccoli haters, I’m among those who love broccoli. Perhaps that’s because I’ve tasted it fresh from […]

Deer Troubles

Deer Troubles

  Deer damage?  Oh, I’ve got deer damage. I was so enthralled by mama doe and her fawns that I’d forgotten how destructive one doe can be. Our fenced in vegetable garden has kept deer out for over eight years. When we dug in the […]

Prevent and Treat Blossom End Rot in Tomatoes

Prevent and Treat Blossom End Rot in Tomatoes

Blossom end rot is a common tomato disease, and it can ruin your crop. Here’s how to spot the signs of blossom end rot, prevent it, and fix it once it appears in the garden. Blossom End Rot in Tomatoes Excitement is building as you […]

Harvesting and Storing Fresh Green Peas

Harvesting and Storing Fresh Green Peas

Harvest and storing green peas is the big “to do” task in the kitchen in June.  It’s almost the Summer Solstice and the peas are coming in thick and fast. The new Vine Spine Linking Trellis system that I have been testing worked great for […]

An Introduction to Broccoli Rabe

An Introduction to Broccoli Rabe

I’m weird. If you haven’t figured that out by now, let me assure you – I’m a bizarre creature. One of my unique attributes is a liking, nay, a passion for a green vegetable called broccoli rabe. I want to share the joys of growing, […]