Past Due!

It is very hard to believe that a month has passed since my last post, Getting it done.  Even more incredulous are the vast changes the garden has seen since that time. For instance, the peas went from looking like this… To being a week past due for pulling out! I had been hoping they […]

Getting it done.

June is a tricky time for us at Blithewold.  Just when the crowds have started to wane from Spring’s glorious show, summer arrives and a whole new set of eyes are on the property.  Not only do we head into all sorts of projects around the grounds, but temperatures in the garden are ripe for […]

Spinach

I probably could have included this as a footnote in my last post, but I thought it was cool enough to merit at least 100 words. I have been trying out new Spinach varieties this year, and wanted to share my surprise when I opened ‘Strawberry’. Having thought at first the seed packet was empty, […]

Rollin’ rollin’ rollin’

Mulching is the practice of covering bare soil with some sort of substance in order to conserve moisture, reduce or eliminate weed growth, and provide an aesthetically pleasing look to an area.  That’s my definition at least.  No where are weeds more apparent and frustrating than in a vegetable garden where they don’t hide under […]

The difference a day can make!

I love looking at the garden when the beds are shaped and bare.  There is something about seeing mounds of soil waiting to be filled with lush vegetables that excites me and the gratification of knowing that I made those beds what they are is immediate and fulfilling.  While I usually would have had the […]