Eat Dirt!

Yes, the new advice is to eat dirt for it provides many of the health benefits our bodies crave and need. You could go out and scoop up dirt from your yard and eat it, but I would not advise it. LOL. I doubt you would die, but there is a connection to the soil our…

How to create a perfect red pepper

I love red peppers, and the past decade I have been on a quest to find the sweetest red pepper that would turn “red” in our garden before frost hit. Our Midwest weather is not the best for peppers. Maybe it works out for those that live in a very sunny location without buildings or…

Grow what you can and vote with what you purchase

I have been so busy that my posts have been far and few between this summer. I have workers on the outside of our house today; I hope in the next few weeks to be free from the workers in my gardens. I am grateful that I can update our urban dwelling. I have not…

Edible Estates:The Attack on the Front Lawn by artist Fritz Haeg

I have been wrestling with my front lawn for the past 10 years. I live on a typical city block where no one grows food in the front or back yards and no flowers! However, the past few years I have been  seeing more flowers, which is delightful in front yards and less chemical spraying,…