Tag: fall gardening

10 Fall Crops to Grow Now

10 Fall Crops to Grow Now

I have mixed feelings about late summer. I wait all winter for spring because I love getting my hands in the soil and harvesting the first fresh food of the year. All summer, I work constantly to keep up with harvesting food, cooking  or preserving it and making sure it doesn’t go to waste. Now as […]

August 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Garden Pest Alert: Cabbage Worms

Garden Pest Alert: Cabbage Worms

Cool-season gardeners know it all too well: the case of the disappearing brassica. You did everything right from monitoring your soil temperature to amending your soil. Your kale, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli plants were all so perfect in their infancy. Before you could even harvest enough to make a respectable kale caesar salad or cabbage […]

September 29, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
Winter Vegetable Garden Update

Winter Vegetable Garden Update

Isn’t this just about the last thing you’d expect to be reading about here in late November? Me too! I wasn’t so sure how successful my foray into fall and winter gardening would be and although winter is not “officially” here just yet, the weather says otherwise. Last week, temperatures here in suburban Philly plunged into […]

November 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
How to Plant Bulbs for Spring Color

How to Plant Bulbs for Spring Color

One of the things about gardening that drives me crazy is that it’s mostly about delayed gratification. Good gardeners often cheerfully say things like, “There’s always next year!” But, I want it NOW, I want it RIGHT NOW! Sigh. Gardening, like living with cats, is a great teacher of patience. Our yard and the Tomato […]

October 14, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Fall Garden Chores Checklist

Fall Garden Chores Checklist

Fall is a very busy season in the garden. Long summers filled with battling garden pests, diseases, and weeds and keeping up with overly-abundant harvests leave me tired. Come fall, I’m ready to slow down, and I might even be fantasizing about lazy snow days. Even if you feel the same way, make sure you work […]

October 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
Fresh Food Longer: Extend Your Gardening Season

Fresh Food Longer: Extend Your Gardening Season

If you’re a gardener, you know how fabulous it is to “shop” your yard for the highest quality food. It’s too bad spring and summer are over all too quickly! Who says your garden, and your fresh local food, have to be restricted to the warm weather months? With a few tricks up your sleeve, […]

August 29, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Fall Gardening: Planning and Planting

Fall Gardening: Planning and Planting

How dare I even mention the “F word” on a day like today! How can I be thinking of fall?! It’s sunny, hot, and I’m sitting poolside with an icy cocktail…looking at a winter seed catalog from Territorial Seed and dreaming about fall gardening. Mr. President says I’m not very good at forethought since I […]

July 8, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More