The Russian Comfrey is really something to see this year. As is the yarrow, marshmallow, and of course the many living things that have been here for years before I even was. But seriously tonight looking at the comfrey I planted only a few years back I was in awe of how someday soon the … Continue reading Mindfulness and the Urban Farmer
It’s a good mantra since I have plenty of it. Several years ago in the early spring I planted some in a bed with other spicy mustard greens that I let go to seed. Now it’s everywhere. A more prudent gardener might tell you that arugula is a cool weather crop, but I’m here to … Continue reading Arugula Every Darn Day
It’s just over a month until our last frost date here and that signifies the beginning of the spring frenzy. If you are like me and start your crops from seed, you know it’s time to commit to getting those cool weather babies going. I’ve been ahead of the game thanks to our greenhouse and … Continue reading Patience and the Urban Farmer
I admire resilience in my veggies, and these sweet little Galina tomato seedlings I got from Uprising Seeds will grow up to be an excellent example of it. This cherry variety is originally from Siberia, so as far as a discussion on resilience goes we could probably end it there and everyone would be convinced. … Continue reading Meet the Cast: Galina Cherry Tomato
She doesn’t look like much, but wait ’til this summer! This is Violet de Provence, a French heirloom artichoke with a purple flower. I decided to grow this variety because after visiting France this year I am obsessed with all things Provence. You would be too, that place is the closest thing to heaven on … Continue reading Meet the Cast: Violet de Provence
We started getting seeds in the mail the past few weeks. I wasn’t going to buy so many but have you ever looked at a Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds catalog? Those people are masters of marketing, the catalog is excellent just for bed time reading alone. I always end up purchasing way more than I … Continue reading So It Begins!