How Much Does a Garden Grow: June 2015

Nothing quite so pretty as a June garden, made even prettier by some harvests!June brought over 3 pounds of garden harvest worth more than $14. With no expenditures, we are crawling our way out of the red and into the black, which we typically achieve some time in July.Notable harvests in June included 4 ounces of garlic that grew over the winter and 3 ounces of cilantro, along with a few peas, leeks, and greens.The big harvest, however, was from our two producing blueberry bushes. ...more

Blueberry Pie for Two

One of the nicest things about having a couple of productive blueberry bushes out back is the fact that we can bring in four to six ounces of blueberries by weight every other day during the season (late June/early July). ...more

Beef and Pork Meatloaf with Fresh Cilantro

It's always feast or famine for the self-employed. And, although I think I see feast on the horizon, both Mr. FC&G and I have been experiencing just a bit of famine ....more

Dealing with Blossom End Rot

Well, I spoke too soon last week; my wonderful now-five-foot container tomato has spent the week fighting blossom end rot.I remember one of the first times I ever mentioned blossom end rot to Mr. FC&G. ...more

The Triumphant Container Tomato

See that monstrously large tomato sitting right in front of my dining room window? ...more

How Much Does a Garden Grow: May 2015

And it's all about the greens this month!May is a wonderful garden month. ...more

Cheers to Target on its Grocery Revamp

As you may have read, Target has announced that it will shift its grocery offerings to minimize it's reliance on packaged foods from large conglomerates toward a mix of fresher foods from smaller manufacturers and providers. ...more

Five Late May Garden Tasks

As I write this, it's 54 degrees outside. ...more

It's Time to Join a CSA!

Seriously, you guys: ...more

Testing Carrot Seed Tape

I've always loved to experiment with plants. ...more