Bush or Pole?

Excuse me? Beans. I’m talking about beans. Beans are a great addition to your garden. They fix nitrogen in the soil, which I am told is a good thing, and can provide some much needed shade for your more delicate crops, like lettuce or spinach. According to West Coast Seeds, there are over 19,000 types…

How to Train Your Strawberries

It’s mid July, and my strawberry patch is doing 2 things: running and flowering (again). This is the second year of strawberries in our garden. Last year I only let a few plants produce fruit so as to encourage more growth and production this year. I had a small batch of strawberries in early June….

Garlic is Hard Work!

Today I pulled up some garlic. I had a special helper, my niece, who is visiting for a few days. She loves to help with cooking. She loves to help with gardening. She loves to help – it’s a good age. As expected, after a few bulbs had been pulled, she started to comment on…

A Fine Art

“The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land.” ― Abraham Lincoln