( education / news / rss ) In a new occasional series, we explore the location of a classic book and find fabulous places to eat, drink and stay. This week: The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson ... read more
( education / news / rss ) Laura Harmes, 42, and partner Mike Braid, 50, from Fife, Scotland, came up with the idea for their nightclub garden in October - but it was the lockdown which gave them the opportunity to finish ... read more
( life / health / food / garden ) "We've found 35 fruits and vegetables that you can grow in containers. These range from bananas and citrus fruits to tomatoes, cucumbers, and just about anything else that you would normally plant in a larger garden."
via ... read more
( culture / writing / blog / garden ) Well, I tried to mow the lawn, but the lawnmower wouldn't start. I swear. :) It's probably all clogged up from sitting there unused all winter. It was a hand-me-down mower, anyway, probably in need of replacing, but that's just not in the budget right now.
Actually, the yard looks better au natural at the moment b... read more
( culture / writing / blog / garden ) Hopefully, this third time is the charm!It has begun.See pictures, below.Click to zoom in (twice to zoom in 100%):
The white fence in bed #1 is for the peas to cling to once they start growing.The real fence in the background of the first picture is what I eventually finished last year bu... read more
( life / health / food / garden ) Just FYI if you were wondering, 'cuz I was.
"Broccoli.If you live in a warmer climate and can find a quick growing Broccoli variety, you can harvest well into November."Source: What to Plant Now... read more
( culture / writing / blog / garden ) Five Tasty Ways to Eat Your Tomato Harvest All Year
"Hello tomato harvest time. If your garden (or farmer's market, or neighbor's garden) is suddenly overwhelming you with fresh tomatoes, don't be ... read more
( culture / writing / blog / garden ) I finished up my little rain barrel project yesterday. My three rain barrels used to be underneath the downspout coming off the roof. And that's great for catching the most rain, but the problem was that it is downhill from and not close enough to the garden where it's needed. I've looked into pumps, but they're expensive, which m ... read more
( culture / writing / blog / garden ) Just finished putting up chicken wire around my strawberries. Elizabeth picked one last night, turned it around to look at it, and discovered that it had been bitten into. We can only assume it was rabbits.How many were ruined? I asked.Four, she said.In my garden, that's a LOT. :) Anyway, hopefully the wire (not to mention the ol ... read more
( culture / writing / blog / garden ) No, not just me and my pathetic crop management. While that's definitely been a struggle, there have apparently been physical altercations going on in the garden, specifically on top of the onions. The tops of those plants — once so proud and erect — are all now bent over. I hope they're not broken, not that I guess it will ... read more