Category Archives: gardening

Harvest and Last Minute Planting

My lovely in-laws were in town for the weekend. I took advantage of the extra child-care, and hit the garden to sow the last of my seeds. It’s not too late, even in the Upper Midwest! I planted on Friday, and seedlings appeared today. And bonus, there are far fewer weeds to deal with this […]

When a blueberry is more than a blueberry…

My most joyful afternoons this summer have been spent picking blueberries with my two-year-old son. We head outside when we are least likely to get attacked by mosquitoes, each with a container to fill up. Funny, the result is the same each time. We return to the house with my large container 3/4  full, and […]

Celery Seed Dressing

While I still have very ambitious garden plans, I’m getting a late start. Having a baby with a two year old already on the scene will do that to you. I did just put in no less than a million tomato plants, and quite a few peppers. Come August, if you need tomatoes for slicing, […]

Rhubarb Crisp

Rhubarb is still prolific here in Wisconsin – if you have a nice sunny spot in the corner of your garden, I highly recommend you plant some!  It’s a perennial, and will come back year after year. You won’t be able to harvest for two years, but I promise the wait is worth it. Some […]

How does your garden grow?

Come August, if you want a little of this action, it’s time to start planting (or at least planning.) I could go on and on about the virtues of planting and harvesting your own food – it’s the ultimate way to go local. The food is a few feet and minutes away from your mouth […]