What is eating my cabbage?!

A quick jaunt to the garden this morning uncovered a mystery. One of my cabbages has something munching on it. My first thought was maybe a monsterous cabbage worm, but there isn’t really any poop around or in it so I’m thinking maybe it is becoming a snack for something larger. Do squirrels eat cabbage?!

Asparagus is peeking up!

This morning I noticed my favorite sign of spring – the first asparagus tips peeking through. The tall one is about the size of my thumb. Hooray!  

Seed Starting 2015

This year I went ahead and splurged on a heat mat, since I had such disastrous failure starting peppers in our chilly basement last year. So far it has been successful. After almost a month, only 13 of the 36 cells I planted failed to sprout. As it stands right now, these are my spouts, with…

Chicken Abruzzi

This is a wonderful lunch or dinner meal that can be made largely from your garden! It makes delicious use of zucchini, kale, peppers, and anything else you might like to throw in. It is modeled from the Chicken Abruzzi that is available at Olive Garden (a delicious choice if you happen to be stopping…

First Cucumbers!

I found the first cucumbers hiding in the garden this morning. I had no idea they were that close. They are at the bottom of the trellis under the leaves. I brought them in and we promptly gobbled them up!  

Mulberries are starting to ripen!

The mulberries on the trees that line our yard are beginning to ripen. Time to pick, clean and dehydrate some to follow through on my goals for the year! I may even make some jam!

The first tomatoes are in. Early.

The tomatoes have been in the cold frame for a few weeks now and are doing well. Yesterday I moved the rest of the cattle panel trellises into the garden and connected them with temporary zip ties to the t-posts. Today I will be using the metal connector wires to make sure they are solid….

2014 Growing and Gathering Goals

This will be our first full summer in our new house. We have a lot on our plate this year with gardening and landscape work, so I am trying to be realistic on my goals while focusing on using what we have (wild fruit, fruit trees, etc) and making the most of what we grow….