Gardening in Idaho

Can you believe it has been nearly a year since I last blogged about our garden? A lot has changed in the past year. The biggest change is that we are no longer growing food in Western Washington. Since our move to Southwest Idaho, we have been learning all about growing food in the high…

Garden Haul

This summer has been pretty amazing for our little garden. At the start of summer, we had plenty of peas, garlic, and herbs like cilantro, parsley, sage, dill and mint. But now we are keeping steady with pole beans, zucchini (so much zucchini), cherry tomatoes and cucumbers. It has been a real effort to keep…

Our garden is planted and hopefully it grows

It’s been such a cold, wet spring that I’ve been unsure when I would plant our garden this year. We finally hit 70 degrees recently, so I figured I’d take the risk of planting and hope for the best. The past two years, we’ve just stuck a bunch of seeds in the ground without really…

I bought a rain barrel, am I a hippie?

I’ve been feeling a bit like a hippie lately. I drive an electric car, my wife and I have a decent-sized garden, we practice the “if it’s yellow, let it mellow; if it’s brown, flush it down” rule to try and conserve water in our toilet, we don’t water our lawn in the summer, and…

My 2016 garden

The three things I’m taking away from my 2016 garden experience: Wait until May to buy dirt. We bought a 50-50 mix of dirt and compost in late April and you can tell it was the first mix they did. It turned out to be full of glass, garbage and other rip rap. Not ideal…

Kale chips, roasted carrots

On my way out one morning I noticed the kale in our garden was was especially green and growing quite big. For the rest of the day I had it in my head that I wanted some kale chips. Normally I put a little kale in my vegetable soups, but on this day I just wanted…