Love Cloves? Read Growing Great Garlic

“It  is not a ‘garlic gospel,’ nor it is another garlic cookbook. It does answer most of the questions that no one could answer for me fifteen years ago when I began to grow garlic.’ -Ron L Engeland, Growing Great Garlic (p. xi) Engeland is a content expert as a “founding farmer’ at Filaree Garlic Farm in North-Central Washington State. This book, published in 1991, seeks to educate organic gardeners and small famers about best practices in garlic production. Although this is a broad goal and the content often leans Read More …

My Most Awesome Gardening Experience This Summer – Wow, I learned a lot

Wow, I’ve learned so much about gardening this summer.   When I started my gardening project this summer for the first time in a very long time I was extremely excited.   Being the planner I am, I researched, read books, talked to other gardeners and still came away with several “what was I thinking?’ Here are some of my learning curve experiences and thoughts: Start lettuce with transplants instead of seeds. Unless you really do want 50+ lettuce plants. Instead of planting in the raised beds I think next Read More …