Growing your own food is one of the coolest things you can do.
There is no doubt that it’s amazing to hold an egg and watch a chicken turn it into another chicken, but to me, it’s just as cool to plant a tiny seed and watch it turn in 50 pounds of zucchini!
I live in central New York, in zone 5b where we have WINTER and a relatively short growing season. Our frost-free time is from about Mother’s Day through the end of September.
We have a lot of rain, a lot of humidity and usually, a few weeks in the 90’s just to make things fun.
As a rule, I’m a hands-off gardener, I can’t baby plants and I expect quite a bit of self-sufficiency from the garden. I’m also really bad at weeding and my gardens never look Pinterest-ready.
Indoor Food Gardening
Unusual Garden Crops
Every year I try to add at least one new thing to my vegetable garden that’s a little unusual.
Some might question the sanity of devoting months (or years) of my life to tasting something I’ve only read about in a book. Honestly, I question myself sometimes but that doesn’t change anything.
Fall & Winter Gardening
Cooking Garden Fresh Produce
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