5 Tips for Thinning Your Baby Lettuce

Exciting times in my small city garden! Enjoying the fruits of my labor with the first salad from my vegetable garden is always a special treat. This year I am growing a lovely mix of salad greens called “Salad Bowl” along with “Burpee Bibb” lettuce. Described as a delicately crisp lettuce that is slow toContinue reading “5 Tips for Thinning Your Baby Lettuce”

A Lovely Rose in a Small Garden

I think we all can agree that roses are beautiful! This Mother’s Day I was gifted a beautiful rose bush for the garden (from my wonderful hubby). Since that day I’ve been caring for this lovely bush and admiring its blossoms on a routine basis. The color of the rose is a vivid pink thatContinue reading “A Lovely Rose in a Small Garden”

Foraging for wild edibles

What an experience! So, tonight I went on a nature walk at the Awbury Arboretum with a group called the Wild Foodies of Philadelphia. I walked the grounds of the arboretum with a foraging enthusiast and was enlightened by the wealth of information that she was able to share about all of the native plantContinue reading “Foraging for wild edibles”

The Annual “Wildcard”

So, every year I have a garden and every year I like to try to grow something new! A plant that I have no experience growing, and have never grown before…that’s what I call the “wildcard”. In some years, I’ve had plants that I’ve experimented with and planted for the first time with great results!Continue reading “The Annual “Wildcard””

Wayward Tomatoes

  So I have a lot of little tomato seedlings this year. So many, that I had to start tossing them away! 🙁 I planted tomato seeds in the garden and they are coming up beautifully. However, there are more than 50+ tomato seedlings coming up in various sections of the garden- in places thatContinue reading “Wayward Tomatoes”

Pink Lavender and plant photography

I’ve been growing this lavender plant in my garden for many years, about 8 to be exact. And every year I seem to learn more about this particular plant. It’s likes and dislikes, it’s inconsistencies, it’s overall behavior… After all these years with my pink lavender, I am still interested. I took a picture ofContinue reading “Pink Lavender and plant photography”

Planting beans in the garden

I’ve been growing vegetables in my garden for over 10 years now, and every year I learn something new! I keep detailed records of what veggies I grew last year and work on my plans each spring to decide what to plant in the current year. This photo shows the garden 1 week after theContinue reading “Planting beans in the garden”

The beginning

One of my favorite parts of having a garden (besides eating the delicious food that comes from it) is watching it grow. When I grow veggies and herbs from seed I get to watch the whole process, and it’s amazing! One little seed can turn into a huge plant that produces a bounty of sustenance.Continue reading “The beginning”

Growing herbs from seed

This year, I am growing many herbs from seed and basil is one of them!  This picture is about 2 weeks after adding the seeds to the soil. Here in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania we have had great weather over the past few weeks to facilitate the growing process!  I love growing basil because it tastes greatContinue reading “Growing herbs from seed”