Already Late for Next Year’s Seeding, Dang.

KevinCold Frames, From the Garden, Gardening, Shoulder Season Gardening, Spring Veg, Vegetables3 Comments

This is a first for me. Normally this is a March/April job – prepping soil for the coming year’s planting. My recent adventure at my local organic veg grower reminded me I was a bit behind the ball, as they already had onions, spinach, etc coming up for wintering over. Their little cold-hardy plants will have roots prepped to send … Read More

Tomato Vintage

KevinFall Veg, From the Garden, Vegetables9 Comments

This year’s tomato vintage sports both pretty substantial fails and victories, but on the whole, it’s a win. First, the good. I planted space that wasn’t in production last year, on the south side of my garage along the alley. ‘Aren’t you worried people will steal your crop?’, asked many. I figure if they need it that bad, have it. … Read More

Best. Spinach. Crop. Ever.

KevinFrom the Garden, Summer, Vegetables8 Comments

I’ve grown spinach every year since 2003. For years I’ve seen seed catalog photos of large spinach plants, thinking they must be liars. My spinach was always small, would produce a few leaves, and it would proceed to bolt if the sun looked at it wrong. We’d get a nice crop of baby spinach, but that’s really about it. Apparently … Read More