Winter Watering

To water or not to water, that is often a question we face in the winter time. It is a question that cannot be answered without asking more questions:  Have the rains started in earnest? Are we having a wet winter? Will there be long dry spells?

These are all questions that we don’t really know the answers to at this point, so you just have to wait and see.  But there are a few things to think about! Continue reading “Winter Watering”

Grow your own Garlic

team-voyas-vIiye0QDryo-unsplash.jpgHopefully you had a chance to check out Edy’s great post about cover cropping and whether certain fall crops (onions, garlic and potatoes) are right for you.  Even though it’s in the ground for a long time and is relatively low yield compared to other crops, I’m here to make an impassioned plea for growing your own garlic.

If you’ll indulge me, I’ll share a little story with you.  A (sort of boring) story about garlic.  I grew up about as far from agriculture as possible.  Living in Houston, Texas surrounded by concrete and lawns, I never gave any thought to where my food actually came from.

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Fall/Winter Garden Planning

…but it’s only July!!  How could we possibly be thinking about fall and winter gardening when it’s 99 degrees outside?  When the sunflowers are blooming, you know it’s time to plant seeds for your fall garden.

The trick about having food into the cooler months is planning for it.  And unfortunately, that means thinking about it now!  Although on days like this when it’s fever temp outside, dreaming up an autumn feast sounds pretty good to me.  I’m ready for fall stews and kale salads with fresh apples….yum.  Can we skip August?

Luckily for you, Edy will be providing you some starts that will be timed perfectly for fall harvest.  Hooray!

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