CSA, edible landscaping, Gardening Jones, heirloom plants, organic, plant selection, vegetable gardening

YOU CAN GROW THAT: squash isn’t just a child’s game!

When you follow the rules in gardening, it works.  When you don't, it doesn't. But the rules we must follow are not OURS.  They are nature's rules.  That's why gardening seems difficult.  We Americans tend to be proud of our rule-breaking ways! Actually, rules make things much easier and as Andy Rooney loved to ask,… Continue reading YOU CAN GROW THAT: squash isn’t just a child’s game!

CSA, IPM, Uncategorized

Too many peppers, too little time!

Last week I told you I got the chance to visit Home Sweet Farm, settled by gentleman Farmer Brad and his adorable wife Jenny along with their two daughters and various beasts - both tame and not-so-much - including horses, dogs, and chickens.  Everyone at Home Sweet Farm not only pitches in with chores,  they… Continue reading Too many peppers, too little time!

CSA, disease, IPM, organic, organic pest control, pests, plant care, plant selection, Uncategorized

a C.S.A. subscription doesn’t get you a new magazine…..does it?

Several months ago, I visited my oldest daughter in Arlington, VA and realized I'd had a little more influence on her than I knew:  she's a farmer.  However, living in a 3rd floor condo with only a small balcony, she's pretty limited in her crops.  Herbs and micro-greens in the south-facing windows limped through the winter,… Continue reading a C.S.A. subscription doesn’t get you a new magazine…..does it?