Just outside of veggie heaven

When my husband and I bought our house over 12 years ago, the previous owners had a ton, an absolute TON of perennials.  Back then I wasn’t so interested in … Continue Reading →

Hanging out my bedroom window...

Bird’s Eye View

It has been high planting season so I have been away from the blog for a little while.  I’ve revamped the compost corner of the yard, topped off the vegetable … Continue Reading →


The weather is broken. (Mind your frost date!)

As my husband would say, “The weather is broken.”  It’s true. This was truly the longest winter ever.  Just 2 weeks ago it was snowing out.  But I have had things … Continue Reading →

Lucy in the greenhouse.  This is not a good thing.

How are your seedlings doing?

So, how are your seedlings doing?  In northwest New Jersey our frost date is May 15th.  That means that most seedlings need to be planted 6-8 weeks before that then. … Continue Reading →


Time to get planting!

Yesterday was absolutely beautiful!  Warm and sunny.  I was not going to spend so much as one more moment inside after this crappy winter so off to the garden I … Continue Reading →


‘Shrooms in a dark room

Well this looks interesting.  I went to the local big box store to get a replacement grow light for my seedlings and saw this.  Total impulse buy.  This organic fully … Continue Reading →


Garden chores!

All of the sudden there is much to do in the garden.  This miserable winter is finally giving up and tomorrow is expected to be 58 degrees and sunny.  FINALLY! … Continue Reading →

Springfest flowers


Each year, the New Jersey Fairgrounds hosts the Springfest Garden Show.  Local gardeners, including myself, really look forward to it.  Held in the middle of March on what is inevitably … Continue Reading →

Now that spring is just around the corner, seems the wildlife is waking up too.

Well this was an unexpected treat!  Although not strictly a gardening topic, now that the garden season is upon us I thought it would be fun to share this fun … Continue Reading →

One of the suppliers I have ordered from.

Well, I have finally managed to get my seed orders completed.  Ultimately I only needed to order 19 seed packets to add to my current “inventory”.  I have a few … Continue Reading →