Cold Hardy & Frost Tolerant Vegetables

Once you learn what vegetables, fruits and herbs grow in which season, gardening will become much easier. When it comes to cool season vegetables, there is a range of temperatures vegetables can grow in. With the Gardenary method of kitchen gardening, the cool season temperatures range from 35 to 65°F. As a certified Gardenary Garden…

What I’m Doing In The Garden This Week

This week I am prepping for the fall garden by pulling plants, adding compost and sowing seeds. The way I decide what plants to “pull” is based on a few key factors. (By pulling plants I mean cutting them at the soil level and leaving the roots to decompose feeding the soil from below.) I…

Late Summer Gardening & Prepping For Fall

A late summer garden can be quite wild and overgrown. Your garden may be facing a lot of pest pressure or disease as older plants become vulnerable. It is also a time of bountiful harvests and joy filled summer evenings. You may be harvesting from your garden daily, but noticing somethings are starting to slow…

Connecting To The Seasons Through Gardening

There seems to be a pull towards slow, intentional seasonal living more now than ever. Maybe it’s because of the events that have happened over the last few years, maybe it’s because people are craving connection to the natural rhythms of nature, maybe it’s something else entirely. One of the best ways to live connected…

What You Can Start Now For Your Fall Garden

It’s mid August and our first frost date is on the horizon, roughly 50-ish days. Now is the time to get things started for a fall garden if you haven’t already. As we move closer to fall and our average first frost date the days start to get shorter and the intensity of the sun…

3 Harvesting Tips For Maximum Flavor and Texture

One major problem I see in the gardening world is people putting so much time and effort into growing their gardens, but not harvesting enough from them or at all. If you struggle with knowing when to harvest your food in the garden these 3 tips should help you get started.  Size– If you are…

GROW. COOK. NOURISH. Summer Squash

Summer squash includes a variety of different squash like yellow squash, pattypan squash and probably the most well known and popular zucchini. Unlike winter squash that can be stored for longer periods of time and used throughout the colder months of winter, summer squash does not store well and needs to be ate or processed…

GROW. COOK. NOURISH. Green Beans

String beans, green beans, snap beans, French beans, wax beans, whatever you want to call them, are a great foundational food to grow for new or seasoned gardeners alike. *I will be calling them green beans- green beans are considered any bean that is ate with its pod. (Versus shelling beans) GROW. Growing beans is…

Edible Perennial Gardening: Fruits & Berries

To wrap up the edible perennial garden series of blog posts we arrive at probably my favorite, fruits and berries. Who doesn’t love a fresh warm fruit crisp for dessert or plucking a raspberry straight off the bush? This category has a wide variety choices depending on your location and the size of your growing…