To Do In The Northwest Edible Garden: June 2011

Well, here it is, almost the beginning of May and things are right on schedule. Wait, what? It’s the beginning of June? As in, it’s almost summer? How the heck is it almost June? Certainly none of my plants think it’s June, so I’m terribly sorry but you must just be mistaken. OK, back to [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...]

To Do In The Northwest Edible Garden: April 2011

It is officially Springtime! The apple and cherry and pear trees are in blossom, ambitious joggers are wearing short shorts and it is safe to start sowing seeds with reckless abandon. No foolin’.Plan & Purchase:Now’s the time that nurseries start carrying a wide assortment of seedlings, ready to harden off and pop right in your [Continue Reading...]

To Do In The Northwest Edible Garden: March 2011

Just getting started? Don’t worry, you’re not too late. Almost everything that could be done in February can still be done now. Plan & Purchase:If you haven’t ordered your seed potatoes yet, get on it!  Bare root fruit trees and bushes should be in by the end of the month at the latest.  The last [Continue Reading...]

To Do In The Northwest Edible Garden: February 2011

Well, I can feel the days getting longer, can you?  It’s starting to be light outside for an appreciable period of time after my daughter comes home from school.  I’m itching to get outside, it feels like there’s so much to do!  But I try to remind myself that the ground is still cold and [Continue Reading...]

To Do In The Northwest Edible Garden: January 2011

Mid-January is about as early as you can get seed going under light. That’s still plenty early for hardy vegetables and long-season crops. In any event, it always takes me a week or two after New Years to recover from the holidays and get back into a rhythm.  So, anytime from mid-month to the end [Continue Reading...]