Posts Tagged what’s wrong with my vegetable garden

Artichokes

Last summer was a banner year for artichokes in our garden. This year promises to be even better. All eight of our artichoke plants are growing very well and some are three feet tall already.

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Pea Planting Time

It’s pea planting time again! Last year we harvested delicious snap peas for months and hope to do it again this year. Our seed order has arrived so now all we have to do is get it in the ground.

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Cabbage in Winter

We still have a couple of cabbages, lots of kale, and some Brussels sprouts in the garden from last summer. Still good to eat! But we have to get ready to plant all the seeds we ordered. Maybe we’ll make sauerkraut!

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Asparagus

Our asparagus is just beginning to sprout. We should be able to start harvesting in about a month. Looking forward to fresh, homegrown, organic vegetables from our garden. The asparagus is the first of many delights to come.  

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Leeks in Winter

Leeks, kale, and Brussels sprouts are still growing in our garden despite several days of freezing temps in the mid-twenties F. Still have a couple cabbages too.

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Cabbage and New Year’s

We’re planning to grow more cabbage this year so we can make sauerkraut. It’s New Year’s Eve and the celebratory feast of the new year required sauerkraut and pork in my family of origin. Can’t start the new year without it!

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Beneficial Babies

Click on the link below to see a brief video of a beneficial baby on my garden roses. Beneficial babies The little guy is actually a predatory maggot that crawls about your plants and eats aphids for you. The adult is a fly that tries very hard to look like a dangerous bee that will sting you. But she can’t sting. She can’t even bite! Here’s more »

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Mixing It Up in the Vegetable Garden

A polyculture garden on a small city lot mixes fruit trees and flowers, berry bushes, herbs, and vegetables in carefree abundance. The advantages are many fewer pests and much less disease. We recently were invited guests on Kate Gardner’s show “The Manic Gardener” on internet talk radio. The interview was fun and informative and Kate has posted a podcast of the complete program. Check it out more »

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New Book Released Today

Our new book, What’s Wrong with My Vegetable Garden?, comes out today. Timber Press has, as usual, done a masterful job and produced another beautiful book of which we can be proud. We’d appreciate it if you let all your gardening friends know about it. This book is all about growing healthy, organic vegetables at home, something that more and more of us are doing more »

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