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”

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! ๐Ÿ™ 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”

Planting beans in the garden

Iโ€™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!ย  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!ย  I love growing basil because it tastes greatContinue reading “Growing herbs from seed”

First fruits of the season!

The kids loved these tasty treats, straight from the garden! The garden strawberries are super sweet, much more flavorful than what is sold in the grocery store. My little ones love to pick the berries, wash them, and gobble them up! Every day we check on the berry patch to see if there is moreContinue reading “First fruits of the season!”