Kale survived record-breaking cold unprotected!

Kale was the first plant I started to grow in our Urban Potager 10 yrs ago.  I am planting more kale this spring. I have been experimenting with growing food in the winter months within our zone 5 garden for a decade. It keeps evolving as to what I do as I  learn and observe…

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…

Dwarf Snow Peas perfect for small gardens!

  I have grown snow peas off and on throughout the past decade in our Urban Potager, but in recent years, I have been battling the critters. I have started them in every possible place you can think of, and the small birds, bunnies, or chipmunks keep destroying or damaging my crops. The little pea plants…

Chervil

Each year I am amazed at how little I  know about what people ate before we had grocery stores to purchase all our food. Chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium) dates back to biblical times. Some people say that the fragrance resembles the myrrh that was given to the baby Jesus by the wise men. This was the…