August in the Vegie Patch

August Garden Tasks Your Pre-Spring Seed Sowing Check List Ain’t it great when seeds and seedlings are back! Clean your seedtrays. Just use water and a stiff scrubbing brush, then leave them out in the sun. Once upon a time I would have rolled my eyes at such advice, thinking it over fussy, prissy. It […]

Cloches are a Girl’s Best Friend

My love for cloches is rekindled every winter. They give me salads through the cold months, and for this I am eternally grateful. A cloche is a series of hoops that can be draped with bird netting to protect seeds or seedlings; or covered in plastic to extend the growing season. An essential part of […]