Tag: growing food

The Perfect Lawn and Why You Should Ditch It

The Perfect Lawn and Why You Should Ditch It

Walking Lucy the other day was an exercise in patience at a time when I had little. I was on the first week of my new job where I am very fortunate to work right at home. During my lunch break, I wanted to enjoy at least some outdoor time with my girl, but I […]

June 14, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Can a Vegetable Garden be Beautiful?

Can a Vegetable Garden be Beautiful?

During the first summer in our current home, we invited a realtor friend over for a glass of wine outside, the same friend that had sold us our fixer-upper. Cathy saw for herself the dramatic transformation our home and backyard had been through, including the addition of the large fenced vegetable garden. The vegetable garden […]

March 9, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Can Growing Food Save You Money?

Can Growing Food Save You Money?

During the spring of 2014, my first year with the Tomato Envy garden, one of our most successful crops was lettuce. A crisp organically-grown green salad was part of almost every dinner. The Prez joked that every one of those salads cost about $50. Being in the banking business, he’s always pulling out the calculator to […]

January 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
Growing Food and Independence

Growing Food and Independence

As I get older, I get more reflective – I suppose we all do. I spend time looking back at chunks of my life, and I recognize common themes. Those themes teach me a great deal about myself. I’ve noticed that during the times I’ve been the least happy in my life, I’ve also felt too dependent […]

September 26, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Summer Vegetable Garden Update

Summer Vegetable Garden Update

Although it came later than usual, summer is finally here with all of its heat, humidity, bugs, and fresh garden bounty. Maybe when I’ve been gardening for many years, I’ll get over my sense of wonder at how my baby vegetable seedlings grow up to produce food that’s far superior than the perfectly staged produce at Whole […]

July 29, 2014 | By | 4 Replies More
Vegetable Garden Update: Spring 2014

Vegetable Garden Update: Spring 2014

OMGOMGOMG…!!! I’m soooo excited about this year’s vegetable garden. At work, I daydream about fresh salad greens, homegrown kale for my morning smoothies, hot Tunisian peppers I’m growing just to make harissa, and of course, an abundant harvest of the most beautiful heirloom tomatoes in history. It will happen because I’m willing it to happen. […]

March 18, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More