An October Garden Tour


Beds are thinning out. Things that are picked are not being replanted. The loss of the beans and squash certainly changed the profile of the garden. But there is still so much good stuff out there. Here’s how my garden is looking right now: First planting of savoy cabbages look – sorry, this isn’t very [Continue Reading…]

Dawn In The Garden: Mid-August In Pictures


Mid-August and everything is growing well but my little squirrel heart tells me fall is in the air and just around the corner. I’ve got ripe tomatoes and lots of beans and cukes and zucchini. The fall stuff is mostly in and growing well and the late summer flowers are adding some pretty to the place.  [Continue Reading…]

Nosy Neighbor Urban Homestead And Garden Tour 2011


Wowza! I am so excited to share some incredible gardens and urban homesteads with Northwest Edible Life Readers. I’ve taken a sneak peak at a few of the gardens being shared today by amazing gardeners all over the US (and possibly beyond!) and I’ve been blown away by the creativity and solutions I’ve observed.  It [Continue Reading…]

It’s Harvest Time


Yes, summer has been elusive, but that means best quality cool weather crops like lettuce and broccoli. The warm weather stuff has been slow to ripen but I’ve got zucchini and greenhouse cucumbers and the very first cherry tomatoes. And – excitement of excitement – tiny little green beans. I can’t wait to eat fresh [Continue Reading…]

Birds Eye View: An Overview Of The Garden


I talk a lot about my garden, and if you are kind enough to read this blog, you know a lot about my garden. A reader asked me to put up a garden map or layout to make it more clear how all the parts of “my office” come together. It is still a great [Continue Reading…]

Garden Inventory: April 2011


April is a month for delayed gratification. Our minds and palates are eager for peas and carrots and spring onions and asparagus but the garden just isn’t there yet. At the same time, this month requires a huge amount of work, in the planting and tending and hardening off that will mean bounty in a few short [Continue Reading…]

Garden Inventory: February 2011


Here’s how the garden is sitting as of Feb 1: Beets – we are down to just a few beets now. Brussels Sprouts – we had a nice big feed of brussels last month and stripped the five plants almost bare.  There are enough sprouts left for one or maybe two more meals.  I’ve been [Continue Reading…]

Garden Inventory: January 2011

So of that list of January harvest-ables, what am I actually harvesting? Beets – still a row of Bulls Blood standing.  The tops are all sad and little, but the roots have put on a bit of size.  Most are around golf ball size, with some a fair bit larger.  I got a little panicked [Continue Reading…]