Accidental companion planting

Accidental companion planting

Two weeks ago, in a fit of spring fever, I started a couple dozen seedlings. Some kale. Basil. Two kinds of peppers. a couple paste tomatoes. And a half-dozen pots of nasturtium. Or, well, so I thought. Turns out I actually planted a dozen pots of nasturtium. I just...
Digging (and eating) sunchokes

Digging (and eating) sunchokes

What a strange spring we are having this year. First, it came on fast and strong. Along the front path, there are blooming daffodils and grape hyacinth. My plum tree is in full bloom, and the Virginia bluebells that grow beneath it have already begun to loosen their...
A return to the garden

A return to the garden

So, it’s been a while. A bit more than a full year, in fact. I haven’t deliberately stayed away. It’s more a product of the whole only-so-many-hours-in-the-day thing. You see, right about the time when I posted my last blog post, I found out I was...
A New Spring and a New Look for Outlaw Garden.

A New Spring and a New Look for Outlaw Garden.

March 20. Today is the day for two long-awaited arrivals. The first you surely know about — spring!! But the second may be a surprise — the relaunch of a fully redesigned Outlaw Garden! First, give yourself a big and happy pat on the back for making it through another...
A Seed-Swap Thank You!

A Seed-Swap Thank You!

Two hours. Dozens of gardeners. Hundreds of seed packets. Today’s seed swap was a success! Many many thanks to all of you who helped make the event everything it could be. Some of you helped distribute signs, set up the event, or clean up afterwards. Two local...
12 Weekend Projects for the Last Weekend of Winter

12 Weekend Projects for the Last Weekend of Winter

You guys! We’ve nearly made it. A week from today — Friday, March 20 — marks the first day of spring. That means this weekend is our last weekend of winter. Huzzah! To celebrate, I’ve rounded up 12 of my favorite projects and it’s-almost-spring...
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10 Rules for Breaking the Rules in Front Yard Vegetable Gardens

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10 Rules for Breaking the Rules in Front Yard Vegetable Gardens

Feeling rebellious? This guide includes ten tips that will help you plant a front yard vegetable garden without upsetting the neighbors or worrying the HOA board. 

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