Garden Spoils

Although I am still lamenting my squash (maybe it'll come back??) I'm so excited to report lots of tomatoes and peppers!! A juicy burger with stuff from your own personal garden tastes THE BEST! I now have about 10 tomatoes reddening up on my counter. Any good canning recipes?

Resurrected!

My squash plant is blooming again!! I think it is trying very hard to stay alive after what appeared to be sure death. Any ideas for how to keep it healthy? Still unsure what happened to it - not enough support or some kind of pest? As a newbie, your suggestions are greatly appreciated!

Garden Woes (Bound to happen, right?)

So, it's the middle of summer, and here I was thinking I had totally converted my black thumb to green.  I was dreaming of sauce and salsa recipes for canning and feeding my family with fresh vegetables from the, er, driveway.  I mean didn't you see the cute little tomatoes and peppers on my plants? … Continue reading Garden Woes (Bound to happen, right?)

Driveway Garden Update

My friend recently told me that my garden was so "city girl" because of the orange buckets.  I had to laugh at this because I thought the orange buckets were so ugly, but my husband insisted on them because they were cheap.  My garden is "city girl" for a variety of other reasons, not the … Continue reading Driveway Garden Update

City Girl Gardening Woes

OMFG!!!!!!!! What the hell?!? Seriously. I thought I was super cool today as I was cutting fresh basil for my pasta salad. And then this happened. I cut off its branch to try and get it to fall down so I could kill it. (I've gotten really good at/comfortable with this since Mosquito Invasion 2013). … Continue reading City Girl Gardening Woes

Black Thumb, Your Days Are Numbered

I was recently hit with the notion that I wanted to start a vegetable garden.  I get this idea in January when it's cold and snowy and I'm dreaming of summer and fresh tomatoes.  I started pinning stuff to a "Gardening" board on Pinterest, which is what every great farmer does, I'm sure.  Then in … Continue reading Black Thumb, Your Days Are Numbered