Why Can’t It Just Work?

Why Can’t It Just Work?

By Kathy Purdy August 20, 2017 – Posted in: About this site This is a test to see if MailChimp is sending out an email...
Thank you!

Thank you!

By Kathy Purdy August 22, 2017 – Posted in: About this site Thank you to everyone who wrote in and told me they were still...
Jewelweed: Wildflower Wednesday

Jewelweed: Wildflower Wednesday

If you have to have a weed in your garden, jewelweed is a great choice. First and foremost, jewelweed is very, very easy...
Earliest Colchicums

Earliest Colchicums

Colchicum season has started! In general, colchicums seem to be emerging earlier than usual–but why? Because it was cooler than usual? Because it...
Planet Jr in action

More Planet Jr. action!

The Planet Jr. rides again. Clara learns the way of the antique seeder, having just laid down three rows of Kestrel beets....
Is It A Garden Plant Or A Weed Wildflower?

Is It A Garden Plant Or A Weed Wildflower?

Every flower is a wildflower–a native plant–somewhere, though this is easy to forget when that “somewhere” is on the other side of the...
Cheap lawn sprinklers

Cheap sprinklers for low water pressure

Cheap! To truly appreciate tiny farming, you have to embrace the humble tools that make it all possible, like these cheap ($6)...
The Most Important Thing To Fight Cabin Fever

The Most Important Thing To Fight Cabin Fever

By Kathy Purdy September 28, 2017 – Posted in: Events I am pretty excited about being a part of the Great Plants Symposium next week....
First brassica greens from the field

Season’s first field-seeded salad greens

The season’s first field planting of salad greens, making a brief public appearance from under row cover, where they’re in flea beetle protection...
Garden Bloggers Bloom Day October 2017

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day October 2017

What’s that plant? Visitors asked about two plants at my Open Garden. The first one is readily available at garden centers or online. Fire...
Plugsheets of lettuce

A variety of lettuce seedlings

A tiny landscape of lettuces: Especially with the hot, dry weather we’ve been having, you can’t go wrong with a few trays of...
Improving On Nature

Improving On Nature

This probably looks like a weed to you. It would look like a weed to me, too, if it weren’t for the yellow...
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