As the second year of the potager ends, it is time to evaluate the successes and failures of this past season. Yes, even after over fifty years of gardening, there are still failures, and that’s okay. Once it was cause for dismay, but now I view it as a learning experience, or actually as a gift. Not everyone, especially those my age are blessed with a garden. And we as gardeners must always remember that a garden is not like a painting, or a book, or a sculpture that at some point is “finished” and will always remain so. A gard…
“A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them”. Liberty Hyde Bailey
Welcome to my kitchen garden. Two weeks ago I wrote about “My Kitchen garden” for the first time in Momwisdomweb. Okra, Avocado, Garlic, Mint, Basil, celery, and Coriander are growing at the same pace. Tomatoes and Potatoes are showing great progress. I have also added some new member to our garden family. Let us visit them ..
Seeing my tomatoes every morning gives me immense happiness. I am so happy with the way they are growing. Seems like they can feel my love. I water them minimum two times a day no matter how busy I am. They are like my kid. Look how fast this child is growing. It 5 feet….
With last Thursday’s hard frost, another year of backyard gardening has come to an end and it’s time once again to assess the results of a hobby that may not make much financial sense on an opportunity-cost basis–but which does allow a regular analog respite from all of my screen time.
Planting basil seeds in a different, sunnier spot paid off with weeks of abundant leaves that I could toss into pesto sauces. The sage did even better and has kept on going into winter, although the relative lack of recipes for it means I’ve left most o….
“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need”-Cicero Having a kitchen garden is a blessing. There are so many advantages of gardening with kids such as – Healthy eating, fine motor development, learning how plants grow, Being responsible, having patience, etc. It teaches you and your little one so much. Watering […]