Archive for the ‘Addiction’ Category

The Birth of Gardening Jones

I often get asked how I came to be an avid, albeit addicted, gardener. To some extent it is in my blood. My Great Grandfather and Great Uncle were florists, and my Dad grew up helping in their greenhouses. My childhood was filled with the gorgeous ornamental gardens at our own house. My Dad grew […]

November 22, 2015  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Addiction  3 Comments

What Veggie Gardening Can Teach Us

  Of course there are many lessons to be learned in a garden: That hard work can pay off. Not always, but often; and especially in the long run. Not to be envious. There will always be a better tomato or more corn somewhere. Appreciate what you have. Life is short. Just ask a radish. That […]

September 1, 2015  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Addiction  2 Comments

Confession #77 The Parsnips Monster

Okay, so what began as a simple experiment has gotten out of hand, I admit. The bed pictured was thinned dramatically in the spring, enough to even plant some kohlrabi in one area. But the parsnips just kept coming. Not only did they spring up in the bed, as you can see they grew outside […]

July 5, 2015  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Addiction, How to Grow, Root Veggies, The Experiments  3 Comments

A Front Yard Edible Garden

“Excuse me,” a woman stopped me in the parking lot of the local grocery store, “I recognized your car. Aren’t you the house with the garden?” And that’s how we are known to a lot of people in the area, because of our roadside edible garden. From this angle as a gardener you may recognize […]

June 23, 2015  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Addiction, Gardening  6 Comments

Gardening in a Strange New World

For those of us who remember life before personal computers, when your phone was attached to the wall and there were only a handful of TV stations and they actually signed off at night, social media is a very strange thing. Almost Sci-fi. The fact that you are reading this, likely many miles away, would […]

February 17, 2015  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Addiction, All About Seeds, Gardening  No Comments

An Edible Garden – Evolution to Revolution pt. 2

1999 was an interesting year. Many people were Y2K concerned and the local Farm and Garden stores were selling out of tomatoes. People were growing food that had never done it before, it was great. The weather, not so much. The mild winter led to an increased population of squirrels, rats, mice and rabbits- none […]

December 8, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Addiction, Gardening  No Comments

An Edible Garden – Evolution to Revolution

It was 17 growing years ago that we first planted a vegetable garden on the site where we still live. What started as a simple way to feed the family has changed a great deal over that time. This is part one in a series to show what we have learned, what changed, and how […]

December 1, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Addiction, Gardening  2 Comments

Back to the Future

It’s kind of difficult to write posts that are not about me when writing about my garden and my kitchen, and my family. But I think of the blog as something that is more about you- your garden, your family and your kitchen, and do my best to present it to you that way. I’m […]

October 18, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Addiction  No Comments

Confession # 219 – Which Dry Bean is Which?

So the garden was over-planted with beans, there are far worse problems, right? And okay, so we neglected to make a note of which bean was planted where, that shouldn’t be an issue, should it? Alright… so the answer to both questions is “Yes!” Fortunately, we keep our seed packets even when they are empty. […]

October 15, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Addiction, All About Seeds, How to Grow, Jonesen'  No Comments

Confession #923 Garden Folklore

Every fall at the sight of a wooly caterpillar, two things come to mind: 1. The upcoming winter. 2. This song worm. And not necessarily in that order. But this post is about folklore, not music; or weatherlore as some call it. Do you believe that the wider the middle band is on a wooly […]

September 24, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Addiction, Jonesen'  6 Comments