Gardening update: Watering is fun

Veronica and I have long wanted a garden and now that we own a house we have one. Building a garden box, putting in some dirt and planting seeds is pretty easy, but actually growing fruit and vegetables that can be consumed turned out to be a little bit more difficult than we thought it…

Gardening in the desert?

When Veronica and I began planning our garden out last winter, we utilized the book “Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades.” Little did I know that we should have read a book about growing vegetables in the desert. This summer’s heat wave has wreaked havoc on our little garden. No rain and searing temperatures have…

Gardening project part II

Well, we officially sold out at 6 p.m. on May 21, 2015. After spending three weeks waiting for our cucumbers, zucchinis and pumpkins to start growing, we said screw it and bought starter plants from our local grocery store, Harbor Greens Market. On one hand, I don’t feel bad because our carrots, snap peas and tomatoes are…

Gardening project, part I

One of the major benefits to owning a home is the ability to have an in-ground garden. After living in apartments for the past 10 years, and growing a small assortment of vegetables in containers on various patios, decks and windowsills, one of the first things Veronica and I did when we moved into our…