April In The Vegie Patch

Keep January planted beans, zucchini, tomatoes and cucumbers crops jogging along with a daily harvest – don’t let energy get wasted on the big old bean at the bottom! A daily harvest keeps fresh flowers coming on. Trimming off old leaves also does wonders. Get new crops going at their feet. Whip out any crops […]

May In The Vegie Patch

Things To Do In The Vegie Patch This Month Leave nothing bare! Soil prefers to be growing stuff – a crop, greencrop or just leave the weeds. Yes, truly – weeds! Living roots keep your soil happening. Next best alternative is to tuck it up under a thick layer of mulch. Make lots of compost. […]

May in the Vegie Patch

Cool things to do in the vegie patch this month Leave nothing bare! The ultimate (for soil health) is to grow something – a crop, greencrop or just leave the weeds. Yes, truly – weeds! Living roots keep your soil happening. Next best alternative is to tuck it up under a thick layer of mulch. […]

May in the Vegie Patch

Two outside summer crops remain productive at my place – December planted Russian Reds and Rainbow Chard. Is there a more beneficient crop than chard? Who else can cross from baking hot January to dewy cold May without flinching? When saladings run out there’s finely sliced chard instead; into every soup, casserole and frittata a […]