Building a Bean Teepee

Building a Bean Teepee

Beans, beans, the musical fruit… I’m sure you know the rest, especially if you’ve ever been in the company of an adolescent boy when beans are served. Or in the presence of a man who still finds that song hilarious, like my dad…ahem. I will say...
Pruning Tomatoes Like a Pro

Pruning Tomatoes Like a Pro

I am clearly not a professional farmer of tomatoes, but several weeks ago the little gardeners and I took a trip out to a local farm to pick strawberries and also to pick the brain of some of the folks there on how to grow tomatoes well. Each year we grow tomatoes in...
Tips for Growing Strawberries

Tips for Growing Strawberries

Sweet strawberry shortcake, crispy strawberry cobbler, ripe juicy berries with whipped cream just about any time of day…bright red strawberries officially usher in the spring season around here! These brilliant berries are a delight to the eye and the tongue!...
How to Test Old Seeds

How to Test Old Seeds

So you’ve got that old seed pack from last year (partially used or maybe even unopened)… but you’re a little nervous about planting them. The package does say it was for the 2015 growing year, and you’re a rule follower. (Because if you were...

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