We’ve done a light amount of winter gardening this year. Shown above are carrots and beets that were seeded last June and left in the ground until now. We’ve been selectively harvesting since summer, and decided to perform a clean out this weekend, making room for spring peas. The beets and carrots kept [...]
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“I’m DONE with pickles.”
These were my co-author’s first words after she spent two near-full days of a splendid weekend cleaning, cutting, boiling, mixing, sealing, etc – in other words, canning - what is intended to be a two-year supply of staples here at the ranch.
A few days ago Amy made a special run to [...]
We woke up this morning to about 4 inches of snow. Here are a few photos from our beautiful, crisp winter day.
Our first garden that we planted this past spring was easy - almost zero pest problems. Our biggest problem was keeping the tomatoes on steriods properly supported (which we were only somewhat effective at). Then we decided to get all local and do a winter garden.
I think that all of our winter crops have suffered [...]
It was almost 70 degrees in Eugene yesterday and I took full advantage. As promised, I took photos of the garden in the filtered morning sun.
Before planting our winter garden, I picked up a copy of Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades by Steve Solomon. We grew the turnips, chard, peas, beets, broccoli rabe, and [...]