Boy making paths through a frosty New England field

How should a gardener feel about the first Fall frost?

I woke up this morning to our first Fall frost. It's fine. It's ok. I expected it, of course. I'm not going to get worked up about frost on garden plants. But, it stayed on my mind. As the kids were getting ready for school, I walked through the chaos thinking about the tiny, frosty…

garlic cloves in a basket at Off Center Farm Stand Woodbridge

Growing garlic from cloves in your kitchen

There are a lot of articles out there about planting and growing garlic. Makes sense. Autumn is garlic-planting time. Some of them argue that you have to or should go spend a good amount of money on starter garlic. Unless you are about to start a full out commercial garlic farm, I'm here to tell…

Kid wearing purple rain boots

Is Autumn or Spring the better time to have kids help you in the garden?

Until this year, I never questioned whether Spring or Autumn was the preferred season for kids in the garden. Spring was the only season I imagined when I thought about brining kids to the garden with me. But, this year, I am open to reconsider. Before I had kids in my life, I idealized visions…

If only I read an article like this one from the Herb Society, might have avoided my worst gardening mistake ever! via Save Herb Seeds from Home Garden

Worst gardening mistake I ever made

Don't read this post. It will ruin the whole illusion for you. Right now, as far as you know, my garden grows weed-less. My flowers are always crowned with a glistening morning dew. My local farm stands always have lush offerings, and my hair always holds a perfect curl. Why are you still reading? Ok,…