To Do In The Northwest Edible Garden: May 2014

May To Do In The Garden

May is a month of promise – amnesia about last year’s failures has taken hold and it’s easy to convince ourselves that this will be the year everything goes right. Weeds will never germinate, pests and diseases will not visit us, perfectly ripe produce will leaps forth like Athena from the forehead of Zeus and [Continue Reading...]

To Do In The Northwest Edible Garden: May 2013

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Apparently we here in the Northwest are getting the heat the rest of the world is lacking. It’s downright summery these days! So, with sun on your shoulders and soil rapidly drying out beneath your feet, what needs to be done in the NW Edible Garden in May? Plan & Purchase Warm season edibles-tomatoes, peppers, [Continue Reading...]

To Do In The Northwest Edible Garden: May 2012

Small but tasty carrots.

What a change from last year, huh? It has been a gorgeous spring. Evenings are still dipping into the mid-to-low 40s (tonight is projected to be 41 in my neighborhood!) but the days have been great gardening weather – mostly clear, with enough sun to make gardeners happy and enough overcast to make transplants happy. [Continue Reading...]

To Do In The Northwest Edible Garden: May 2011

I don’t want to be one of those gardeners who’s always complaining about the weather, but about an hour ago a sudden, heavy, loud hailstorm rolled over my house. It was the kind of hail that shreds new seedlings like ice shot, chills the top layer of soil and makes a helluva lotta noise as [Continue Reading...]