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…

Beans Beans Banana Bambo Beans!

I am  jumping for joy singing ” Beans Beans Banana Bambo Beans!It is all about the pole beans this summer! Last summer, I had to start my beans 4 times since the critters kept eating the tops off ALL  of my beans when they reached a foot tall. I then started them in containers and…

I’ll trade you a bucket of lawn for a bucket of pea gravel!

  These photos are from Houzz.com and  on occasion I will visit this website to be inspired when I am working on our Urban Potager. This spring I have been busy adding more edible plants and natives while learning to landscape with pea gravel. I have found pea gravel to work well in our urban oasis since…

The most important part of our gardens are the people

 This week in the Midwest we have been experiencing terrible spring weather which brings damaging high winds and sometimes tornadoes. I have lived all my life in the midwest of the USA, and tornado watches are part of spring, but the last few years, and maybe it is because of the media it just seems there…