Seed Independence

When I was just a kid (y’know, just a few year ago, ahem) – when my gardening experience consisted almost entirely of dropping seeds in rows where my grandfather pointed – I had a neighbour who had big beautiful flower beds.  He was very proud of them, and justly so; …

Love the Rain, Not the Wet

We needed rain and now we’re getting it.  We’ve had more than an inch of rain in the past few days and the plants (and weeds) are loving it. The farmer has decidedly mixed feelings. Oh, I love the rain.  It certainly helps the plants grow, and it keeps the …

Tomatoes: Heirloom or Hybrid

As with any garden – large or small, for market or for the kitchen – I think one of the most common questions asked is: what tomatoes should I grow?  It’s a question that I have usually answered with: all of them.  It’s what lead me to plant 201 tomato …