Vegetable gardening

I bought asparagus pea seeds on a whim last fall and given that Charlotte may or may not have accidentally fed the seed packet to our dogs, it is no wonder that my asparagus peas have been the slowest growing plant →MORE...

A few weeks back, it became apparent that the beets we were letting go to seed were much larger than we had thought they would be.  They grew over seven feet high!  Because we had not foreseen this, when I planted →MORE...

    1.  Unattended dirt in a wheelbarrow is a feline port-a-potty.    2.  If a bird needs help hatching, chances are that it will not survive.    3.  Gophers are the devil.  No, seriously.  THE DEVIL.    4.  Toddlers cannot →MORE...

After years of not being a gardener – not even, in fact, taking the time to mow the lawn most weeks – it is a bit of a shock to me that this year gardening is our number one activity.  But →MORE...