It’s Sweet Potato Time!

It’s Sweet Potato Time!

The first year I grew sweet potatoes, I harvested a dozen pounds of sweets. Maybe a little more. The second year, when I knew what I was doing, I harvested 67.8 pounds of sweets. That’s a pretty steep learning curve! If you want to try your hand at growing your...
About those Birdhouses… Now Is the Time!

About those Birdhouses… Now Is the Time!

Today, the bluebirds returned. I spotted the pair — male and female — in the plum tree out front, near the birdhouse they (or another pair) raised a clutch in last spring. It was a much-needed reminder for me. I haven’t yet finished prepping the birdhouses for...
Trellises for Tomatoes (and More)

Trellises for Tomatoes (and More)

March has arrived with the roar of a lion. No rest for us winter-weary gardeners. Here in the Mid-Atlantic, we celebrated March 1 with a snow and ice storm. Then, after a one-day respite, we got a bit more today. By tomorrow evening, we may see the beginnings of...
Gardening Inspiration from EWG’s Dirty Dozen List

Gardening Inspiration from EWG’s Dirty Dozen List

Every year, the Environmental Working Group publishes a list of the twelve “dirtiest” fruits and vegetables. These are the crops that tend to be sprayed with the most or harshest chemicals in “conventional” agriculture, and thus are best...

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