Polar Vortex

Ugh, the weather is killing me right now. I’ve got a ton of seed catalogs to keep me busy, but it is sooooo cold!

January 2014

January 2014

Right now it feels like spring will never get here, but I’m patient! This snow will eventually melt, and my dog won’t have to leap through mounds of fluffy snowflakes to do his business every morning.  🙂

End of the Season

Well, it looks like the garden season is over for me.

November 2013

November 2013

Last night it snowed — not one of my favorite weather events, but what can you do. When I was taking a picture from the 2nd floor window, it looks like this little bee was also a little sad about the snow and was hanging on for dear life.

snow bee

I have to say, it was a pretty productive year. My husband and I were graced with tomatoes, green beans, peas, kohlrabi, broccoli, peppers, kale, swiss chard, garlic, onions, celery, tomatillos, carrots, spinach and lettuce. I had one baby cucumber and one baby butternut squash come out of all my squash plants — they all ended up getting powdery mildew since I did not spray anything on them to keep it at bay.

I think the broccoli plants were the most successful for me — they just kept producing over and over. I’d go out, pick a few heads, eat some, and then give a few to my dog. Same with the peas…who knew dogs would like green veggies?

Time to start planning for next year!

2013 Beginnings

Snow in the Backyard

Just when I though it might be over, the snow has come back.

I woke up this morning to more snow.
I can’t wait for spring, this Northeastern weather is driving me crazy.

I’m hoping to start a few raised veggie beds next month. I’ve only grown vegetables sporadically in the flower beds for the past few years, so I’m excited.