Spring Dreams

I’m blossoming into my third spring in my current home. After having been without a gardening space for several years and the necessity of getting many other things done at the house in the beginning, I planted a very modest garden that first year. It did not thrive, but I enjoyed a few things from…

Garlic and other garden updates

A month ago, I planted some garlic, peas, and fava beans. Crops which I’ve successfully fall planted for spring before. But this year the PNW has been unusually warm and dry, and as a result everything sprouted now. I’m not really sure what this means for any of the plants come spring. I also got…

Garlic and other winter gardening

Why grow garlic? It’s easy and does its thing while the garden is asleep for winter. Even better, garlic is more than one crop in the same plant, two of which are generally only available for a premium at the farmer’s market. Garlic may have a long season going from November to June, but in…