Survival is an Option, Too

Survival is an Option, Too

Just a couple weeks ago, I thought I might have lost all my seedlings to frost damage. I was disappointed, but hopeful that we’d have a few survivors. As it turns out, everything except my tomatoes (and even one of those) are slowly recovering. Every day there...
Salad Greens: Seeds Worth Sowing

Salad Greens: Seeds Worth Sowing

How much do you like to eat salad – and not just iceberg lettuce, but fancy kinds like romaine, endive, butterhead and mustard greens? How much do you hate buying expensive bags of salad at the store? And how often does the bag start to get wilty before you can...
Failure is Always an Option

Failure is Always an Option

Gardening, like any endeavor, has its own set of potential setbacks and pitfalls. This past weekend, temperatures dropped below freezing on both Friday and Saturday nights. My plants were safely situated in a plastic greenhouse, or so I thought! Somehow it got cold...
April Book Club

April Book Club

For April, I read Heirloom: Notes from an Accidental Tomato Farmer. I felt like the book was a bit disjointed, but then I realized that each chapter was intended to be a self-contained story (or “note”). The author’s story is initially very...
Fairy Garden Workshop

Fairy Garden Workshop

I spent the afternoon at the Idaho Botanical Garden, participating in a Fairy Garden workshop and then taking some photos of the garden. Fairy gardens are little havens for passing fairies (or ones already living in your garden) to stop and rest, hang out, and...
Business is Blooming

Business is Blooming

I promised in my last post that I had a big announcement to make and here it is: Gardening Boise is now officially a business! Do you need help getting your food garden started, or help improving the productivity of your current garden? Have a question about...
Welcome, Spring!

Welcome, Spring!

Hurray for Spring! I hope you are enjoying it so far. I seem to forget every year that the transition from winter to spring here in Idaho involves some truly staggering amounts of wind. Our house is pretty exposed and the wind seems to rip right around the house off...
End of the Season!

End of the Season!

Wow, this summer sure flew by. It was a good, productive season and I’m ready for cooler weather (really, 90 degrees in October?)! Next year we’ll put together tripods with the bamboo stakes for the tomatoes, and do a little better pruning them (we did...
Garden Tour – House #4

Garden Tour – House #4

And the last garden from the tour that I’ll be posting. Already looking forward to next year! I want to create a faerie garden – I have the container, just have to get all the stuff!...