7 Organic Seed Companies Worth Checking Out

7 Organic Seed Companies Worth Checking Out

  Seeds, seeds and more seeds. Winter is actually a great time for gardeners. Instead of tending to our gardens we are dreaming about them. My mother always tells the story that while other teenage girls would read fiction novels, her Shelley loved to read seed...
Sowing Seeds

Sowing Seeds

  Now that the soil preparation is done it’s time to get sowing the vegetable bed. I have done my fair share of starting seeds indoors over the years but I’ve found the best success is to direct sow if you can. Sowing seeds is easy. Here is the methods I...
Preparing a Garden for Planting

Preparing a Garden for Planting

It’s time to get planting here in the Pacific Northwest but before we start sowing our precious little packets of seeds, we need to get the soil ready. This tutorial is for preparing a garden for planting using an old fashioned method called double digging. If...
The Dirt on Composting

The Dirt on Composting

The Dirt on Composting Nothing says spring like the sound of lawnmowers and the smell of fresh-cut grass. This weekend ritual leads to grass clippings and the dilemma of what to do with the waste. Most people bag this and kick it to the curb for the greens truck to...
2012 Vegetable Garden

2012 Vegetable Garden

It’s time to reveal the seed choices for my 2012 Vegetable Garden.  I decided for the purpose of this on going blog project to stick with one seed company, West Coast Seeds, as they seemed to match my seed selection criteria this year. The points that had to be...
Thyme to Sow

Thyme to Sow

Sowing Seeds   The Canadian Geese have landed! This time every year they come and hang out in my back yard. Their very distinctive ‘honks’ herald in the beginning of spring in my parts of the Pacific Northwest, along with the blooming crocus, the pushing...