Monday, December 15, 2014
Interestingly, one of the radio shows I just recorded was about garden therapy and how our gardens can be a source of much needed stress relief, both physically and mentally. I was planning on waiting until after the Holidays to start my indoor lettuce garden but I feel the need to get my hands in the soil and lose myself in the rhythms of planting.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Here is a link to the online version of the story.
Master Gardeners Test for the Perfect Poinsettia
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Eliot Coleman loves his winter hoop house but I need a break.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Monday, December 1, 2014
The latest "For the Love of Gardening" radio show, with me as the host, is now available as a pod cast. The show is about sustainability and green gardening and my guest is URI Outreach Center Interim Director, Kate Venturini.
The pod cast is in two ten minute parts:
The take away from the show is that nature provides us with all that we need in our gardens, we just need to know where to find it and how to use it.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014
I am growing both Tuscan and Red Russian Kales in my front yard edible landscape. Both of these varieties are attractive additions to the garden and as the plants grow, their spreading leaves become more dramatic. I also chose these varieties for their tender leaves. I love using kale in winter soups and stews but I wanted to be able to add more winter green salads to our diet this year. Softened Kale, Chicken and Citrus Salad uses a massaging technique on the kale to tenderize the leaves so they can be eaten raw. The result is a satisfying salad with greens robust enough to support hearty toppings.