A Good Year for Gardening


Gardening has been a hit or miss experience for us over the years. This year has gone better than most. We got some good plants from Meadow View Farms back in May, and have been enjoying homegrown veggies since late June. The tomatoes and squash have been good producers, and we even have little watermelons growing. My favorite crop so far has been the hot peppers. Not super hot ones, but hot enough to make

Winter Sun

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At our home the most private yard space is to the north of the house. There is a very noticeable difference in the amount of sun we get in that area throughout the seasons. During the summer we line up containers of tomato plants and grow vegetables. In the winter? Well, the sun barely shines on the yard at all – see below. It would be an excellent spot for an ice rink. The good

Neurotic about Tomatoes

We had a very successful tomato growing season last year on our little plot of land in the West End of Hartford. Not being one who likes to take steps backwards, I geared up for another year of productive tomato plants. Kyle even made a new garden bed just for this vegetable. Our hopes were high. Three weeks ago we attended the seedling sale at Urban Oaks Organic Farm in New Britain. They have a

Where Do You Buy Your Plants?

The other day we wrote a post about a new garden we’ve built this spring. That garden was built with a lot of sweat, and a lot of visits to various garden centers, markets and a local farm. I thought our experiences might help you with your gardens. Here’s where we went to get our supplies… First, we had to dig up a good portion of the yard and deploy that “sod” elsewhere. We have