Life Garden

(Katie helping me gather the last of the beans) (Rows of freshly planted carrots) Over the weekend, S and I planted the fall garden. If you’re new to the blog, let me give you a little background: My husband, S, and I live in a basement apartment. We pay very little rent – very little…

Fit for the Season

(Wheelbarrow full of dead summer plants) (Box of seeds) As summer moves towards it’s close, S and I have had a lot to do in the garden. Summer plants had to be removed, the ground prepared, the water line fixed, and fall seeds planted. Pulling up plants is kind of strange for me. I mean,…

Own Two Hands

(S picking broccoli) (Broccoli) Last week, S and I sampled some of the broccoli we grew. We ate it raw, right there in the hoop house. It was the sweetest broccoli I’ve ever tasted. There is a certain satisfaction in seeing the product of something you’ve done yourself – especially if it was difficult or…

Potential Vs. Progress

(Our broccoli is beginning to look like broccoli) Seeds are weird. Have you ever thought about it? They are little packets of untapped life that look nothing like the plant itself. It’s just a little package of potential. In America, we like to tell kids that they can be anything. They are young. All of their…

Preparing The ground

(S picking spinach behind a wheelbarrow full of dirt) Last week, I spent a lot of time clearing beds. I pulled up nearly all of our leafy greens. We still have some spinach producing, as well as some broccoli. I loosened the dirt, and we’ve been looking ahead to the next planting season. We have…