Ah, winter, when the garden is covered in slush and the mailbox is full of garden catalogs. I received my Gardener’s Supply Company catalog a couple of days ago and spent some time fantasizing about what a perfect-looking garden I could have if only I had several thousand dollars at hand. And this year, Gardener’s Supply seems to have more raised beds than ever. Continue reading
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Thanks to everyone who came to the Irvington Skill Share ‘Feast’ival today! I talked to a lot of great people–so many, in fact, my voice is demanding a cup of tea and a rest.
For those who want it, I’ve attached my edible landscaping handout to this post. Edible landscaping handout compressed
I was out watering in the front garden this week, which afforded me time to review my kitchen garden. As a side note, we're well into a drought here. I am a super tough-love gardener; my plants get no coddling, no fertilizer except compost, and precious little additional water. If I'm watering the shrubs and fruit trees, you know things must be extra crispy.
Happy May Day! Traditionally Beltane is a holiday celebrating fertility in all its stripes, which makes perfect sense when you take a look at what's happening in the garden. Plants are unfurling left and right, promiscuous weeds are attempting to take over, and the promise of warmer (and hopefully drier) weather is lurking on the breeze. So here's to "the lusty month of May," and the chance for us all to go blissfully astray!
I've spent parts of the last few days refining my ideas for this summer's vegetable garden. I have seed from last year, and even though you lose about 10% germination each year, it's worth using it again. I have a lovely color-coded plan for the front yard, and I've ordered fruit trees and shrubs.