Category: 2011

The Last of the Onions

The Last of the Onions

This season I grew and stored 5 “legs” of onions¬†the first week of September. I used the last of them the first week of January. That means I used only home-grown onions for 4...

Merry Christmas to Me!

Merry Christmas to Me!

Here’s what I received this Christmas: Cuisinart Pro Classic 7-Cup Food Processor My mom thought I needed a Cuisinart, and I had a list of objections: 1. One more appliance. My cupboards and counters...

My Gardening Christmas Wish List

My Gardening Christmas Wish List

I have been dreaming of a green Christmas–one where I can go outside and harvest lettuce and spinach. This gift would make that dream come true! I’m pretty sure it would fit right over...

Storing Onions

Storing Onions

I heard or read somewhere (it might have been a comment on this site), that you can store onions by putting them in nylon stockings and tying a knot between each one. This gives...

Summer Veggie Harvest 2011

Summer Veggie Harvest 2011

I cut back to watering my tomatoes only once a week, and can you believe it–they started to ripen. We also had a long stretch of hot weather, and it’s already a month later...

Fall 2011 Square Foot Gardening Plan

Fall 2011 Square Foot Gardening Plan

Drumroll please. . . for the first time, I have actually planted a fall garden! Last year I worked out the schedule, but never actually got around to planting. Often it’s so hot that...

Spring Success, Summer Failure

Spring Success, Summer Failure

Well, the long and short of it is, my spring veggies did AMAZING and my summer veggies have been okay at best, terrible at worst. Here’s how things are looking, and a harvest report....

It’s finally summer!

It’s finally summer!

Summer has finally arrived–with the heat, thunderstorms, and all. Thank goodness! These pictures are a little late, they were taken two weeks ago. Unfortunately, I had two wisdom teeth removed, and it’s knocked me...

First Harvest of 2011

First Harvest of 2011

Though we had the longest winter/spring EVER (since I’ve lived here), it has been great for my hardy and semi-hardy veggies! Check out my first harvest: I am swimming in parsley! Even though I...

It’s still winter. . .

It’s still winter. . .

Not a week goes by that we haven’t had cold temperatures, rain, and hail. It’s light at 9 o’clock at night, yet there is snow on the mountains (LOTS OF IT)! The good news...