An ancient herb that will thrive in most conditions, thyme is perfect for a hobby gardener. It can be used in cooking, for medicine, and for various other benefits, and its only disadvantage is that if it’s healthy it will spread throughout your garden. Depending on how you plant, this can be an asset since […]
The first step in making rainbow carrot cake starts in the spring. Purchase and plant Rainbow Carrots: these fantastic carrot varieties produce a wide range of colors including purple, yellow, white, red, and orange. They are fun to grow (you grow them just like normal carrots) and can be found at most seed suppliers these […]
Our harvests are starting to slow down and the overnights are becoming crisp. We are starting to think about fall crops and winterizing our coop and home, but we are still having some beautiful days and wonderful bounties from the garden.
This was our first year successfully growing artichokes on the farm, though when I was growing up they were a favorite crop of my family’s. I’ve seen several Mainers adding artichokes to their gardens in recent years and the seeds for them now are more compatible with the Northeastern climate. However, when my parents first […]
August is a bountiful month at a garden in Maine. The harvests start coming in and all of that hard work tilling, weeding, and watering is paid off. We have been eating royally for the past several weeks and my main thoughts are of bigger and better for next year. Here are some pictures to […]
Among the reasons not to spray your garden with pesticides or general bug killers is that there are some bugs in your garden that are actually helping to keep your plants healthy. “Good bugs” are all of the little guys that like to eat the types of bugs that eat your plants, and many good […]