Spring 2014 Update

Spring 2014 Update

  The weather so far this spring has been near-perfect for my entire garden! The apricot tree (pictured above) bloomed profusely and set so much fruit that I feel confident I will get a few ripe apricots at the end of the season. Last year, I only had a few that...
Summer 2013 Update

Summer 2013 Update

It’s been a bit quiet around here… but things are definitely hopping in the garden! We had a week in June where it rained a LOT and then its been the usual HOT Idaho summer since then. We’ve had some setbacks. One of my pepper plants succumbed to the...
A Closer Look

A Closer Look

As helpful as it is to see the big picture, its just as important to lean in and really look closely at a garden. There are all sorts of surprises to be had! Plus, you learn so much more about how the plants grow and you’ll be able to see potential problems...
Midsummer Update

Midsummer Update

I realized I hadn’t posted any pictures of the entire garden since we planted everything, and thought you might be curious to see how the garden is coming along. I’m very happy with the progress so far this year, and I feel like its mostly due to the...
Plant Profile: Zucchini

Plant Profile: Zucchini

Plant Information Zucchini, a type of summer squash, is one of my favorite things to grow. It’s a low¬†maintenance bush-type plant, easy to grow from seed and tends to be very productive. Above is the standard, no-frills zucchini which will take about 50 days to...
Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice

Happy first day of Summer! What a beautiful day already. We’ve had such wild and windy weather so far this year, I wonder what Summer has in store for us. It will be an adventure, I’m sure. I’m very proud of all we’ve done in our backyard. We...