Spring Kale

  It seems inevitable that I do a post or two about Kale in our Urban Potager each growing season. I remember about ten years ago going to the local Farmer Market on a weekly basis to purchase Kale. I needed to get there bright and early just as the market opened, for only a…

We Don’t Know Beans

Originally posted on What the Ducks!:
Let’s learn more!  In celebration of International Year of Pulses*,  Palm Rae Urban Potager and What the Ducks! announce this year’s Blogger Action Day.  Mark your calendars for February 17, 2016 and sign up if you want to participate.  You can let us know in the comments section below,…

Time to change in our Urban Potager

The past few months I have been spending time figuring out what direction I want to take in 2016. I make plans for the future with my garden…..we are a team. Spending time with my hands in the soil teaches me about life and how best to heal with nature. At the end of each…

Have you ever noticed a garlic bulb is like life?

My garden helps me with changes in my life. I find when I go out there and weed, sow, harvest or just enjoy the beauty it helps me “understand” the changes I encounter in my life….. I had a lot of weeds in my garlic bed this week. I usually try to keep it weed…

Will be back soon

Will be back to share + catch-up with everyone on what you are growing and doing…busy past few weeks + a lot of changes, so need time to ponder in the garden….+ weed a bit too!!! AND getting all the fall /winter crops started inside under lights!

Spring without strawberries can you imagine?

I can’t! We are now into summer, and our strawberries are starting to wane.They are one of the first plants in spring to leaf out and fill their bed. I can hardly wait when I see the strawberry plants spreading across the ground. Here, is my first strawberry patch that was inspired by others in…

You pass on the love of gardening when you share with others….

I know my life as a mother is successful when I see my own children creating  their own gardens….Today I took time to read what others think…. In search of my mother’s garden, I found my own.  Alice Walker   Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for…

Are you chicken wired in this spring?

I added more tulips to our Urban Potager this past fall. The orange and pink “Young Royal Tulip Duet” from Brecks are a delightful surprise this spring. This is their first year blooming. I call them my fun plants since they are not much for the pollinators, but they are “eye-candy” for me to enjoy as…