Category Archives: Gardening

Seed-potato pick up in Newport

I received an email postcard from The Maine Potato Lady the other day informing me that my seed-potato order was ready for pick up at their warehouse. So yesterday I loaded the two boys in the car with provisions, and drove nearly an hour over to Newport (no small feat with my boys) to pick them up. With our small… Read more »

Heirloom seeds make sense

heirloom seeds

I received my first-ever copy of the Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds catalog on Monday and I am so excited! The vegetables and fruits portrayed within it are all non-hybridized, non-GMO, non-treated and non-patented.  This company boycotts anyone related to Monsanto and any other gene-altering companies.  Plus, the seed they offer has come from all over the world, so some of… Read more »

Putting the Garden to Bed

It’s mid-November and I’m feeling an increased sense of urgency to finish my winter preparations.  So after nearly a week of rain and drizzle, wind and cold, I’ve enjoyed this weekend’s golden autumn sunshine and the opportunity to work outside. I’ve been focused on tucking my gardens in for their long sleep, this means doing some garden “housework”–pulling withered and… Read more »