My Garden’s Thanksgiving Contribution

Oh, yes, it’s cold outside and my garden has finished its work for the season. But it still will contribute to my Thanksgiving table! I didn’t grow root vegetables this year, so no rutabaga or potatoes from my garden. And pumpkins, too, were not planted–they require lots of space that I … Continue reading

What Are Peppers For?

I grow red or orange peppers every year, but very rarely do I do anything with them aside from roasting them for sauces. Having said that, roasted peppers are so tender, sweet and earthy that I really don’t think I’m going wrong here! If you’ve had a good roasted pepper, … Continue reading

Dreaded Late-Season Task

Cold, gray, dreary. The weather is headed inexorably to winter, which for the gardener means some cozy time beside a fire, day dreaming about next year’s fruits and vegetables. Or, it will mean that–once we’ve completed one final task. Yes, it’s garden cleanup time. Autumn cleanup can be a thankless … Continue reading

Covering Up to Get Greens

This is the first year I’ve had my new veggie planter. That means as I clean up most of my garden and “put it to bed” for the season, I can put some protection around my planter and continue my season! The supports already were in place, so I’ve zipped … Continue reading

Hope for Tomatoes

It’s cold. Light frost has appeared on the ground but your tomatoes have soldiered on… so far. Any of us who’ve grown tomatoes in zone 5 know that sooner or later, our luck gives out and a hard frost comes along. Probably this coming weekend! Many gardeners find it frustrating to see … Continue reading