Wordless Wednesday: Arugula Growing in Eavestrough.

After seeing a tutorial on growing greens in “gutters” over on apartment therapy we had to try it.  Here is our arugula growing in some eavestrough along the side of our porch.  Tastes great and it’s a great use of previously unused space, which just makes more room for carrots in the garden. We turned […]

How to: Grow Delicious Potatoes in Containers


Potatoes are absolutely one of the easiest things to grow and you can plant them in just about anything.   For years we grew them in a series of old garbage cans that we had drilled holes in and even in a big flower pot in our old kitchen. Then we moved on to growing […]

Wordless Wednesday: Mason Bees Make an Appearance


We have two new bee houses in the garden this year.  Neither seem to be inhabited yet but today we had our first sighting of one of these important solitary pollinators this afternoon.  I think its an orchard mason bee but I’m not 100% sure.  Hope to be seeing many more this season though.

Beans Glorious Beans & A Hip Girl Giveaway


This year is the year of the bean in our garden.  Our soil composition and amount of sun light limits the amount of tomatoes we can grow so I’ve planted them in other gardens and am replacing two beds of tomatoes with beans. Since we’re growing so many beans we’re also building quite a few […]

project 365: week twenty: May 14th, 2011 – May 20th, 2011


May 14th, 2011 Planted the potatoes!  May 15th, 2011 Skype family portrait while Ryan was in Boston. May 16, 2011 A view I might miss some day. May 17th, 2011 Ladies’ babies are growing up! May 18th, 2011 Black beans on their way into the garden. May 19th, 2011 Fuzzy Succulents and a macro lens, […]