Starting a Garden in July: what to plant and how

It’s July. It’s hot (finally). And fresh, local food is once again becoming bountiful. Farmers markets, CSA’s and Upicks food is everywhere; not to mention the closest access point of all, your own garden. Which I’m sure, for some of you, are well on their way to being a wildly productive food factory. But for those of you like me who have been eying others … Continue reading Starting a Garden in July: what to plant and how

Adventures in Winter Gardening

The weather today was so lovely that I almost started feeling that spring had finally arrived.  I’m too much of a weather pragmatist to trust that is the case, although I’ve learned that gardening in our climate can really surprise you when it comes to what you thought was possible. Last autumn I caught the 4-season gardening bug after reading Niki Jabbour’s great book, The … Continue reading Adventures in Winter Gardening