Grow your own from seed

When you learn to grow from seed your plants, you are no longer dependent on what the local nursery/garden center sells each season. A whole new variety of annual/perennial edible foods can be grown right where you live in the city. I grow all my annual vegetables, herbs and flowers from seed and do not…

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…

Have you ever tried perennial Salad burnet with your hummus?

YUM! In 2015, I started introducing more perennial edibles to our garden for it makes early winter to spring a bit easier for eating year round. Also, many annual vegetables and herbs are initially grown inside under lights and then placed outside in the garden soil. I have found by the end of January or…

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…

Are you surrounded by green inside?

I am!!! All my spring annual vegetables, herbs and flowers are taking over my life. Hectic time of year but I love it! I am sure it is busy for all of you that are growing from seed. Years ago, I started my spring crops either too early or too late. After many years of…