Tag Archive: food garden

More on Soil Solarization: How to Kill Those Germs

Instead of “reinventing the wheel”,  I am going to list the steps to follow in order to solarize your soil.  At the end of this post, you will find links to two very… Continue reading

Potato/Potahto: Growing Potatoes in the Backyard

You like potato and I like potahto, You like tomato and I like tomahto, Potato, potahto, tomato, tomahto! Lets call the whole thing off! (Lyrics by George/Ira Gershwin) This was the first year… Continue reading

Bagging Tomatoes instead of Varmints

Recently, I posted a request to gardening bloggers asking for methods to protect tomatoes from being eaten by varmints.  Blogger Solarbeez suggested picking the tomatoes before they’re ripe (thank you Solarbeez for the great suggestion).… Continue reading

No photoshopping: Zucchini Without Makeup

If celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow or Jessica Alba can post photos of themselves sans makeup or photoshopping, then so can my Zucchinis. Its easy to post about the successes in the garden, but… Continue reading

Garden-Geeking: Of Shoes and Eggplants

I remember when I was a little girl, my mom would take me shoe shopping.  It was very exciting to go to Buster Browns (and later Nordstrom’s when it was still just a… Continue reading

Getting’ Your Pollination On

Birds do it. Bees do it. Even Syrphids do it. They all do it. They all pollinate. You would think that with so many pollinators around, it would be easy to grow squash and… Continue reading