Tuesday, January 31, 2012

how to have greens all winter

one word: arugula!
i started planting arugula a few summers ago as a non-bolting replacement for lettuce when the heat intensified. but here it is, the last day of january and my arugula is still going strong...i mean really strong! this has been a mild winter with little snow, but the arugula has flourished and provided me with delicious salads for over nine months now.
i cant complain. arugula rocks!

Monday, January 30, 2012

today's problem: seed catalogs

january is the beginning of the influx of seed and gardening catalogs: 'porn for gardeners', i call them! they all look so inviting and colorful...and do-able. i love to take a long bath and peruse each and every one.

Friday, January 27, 2012

weekend gardening events

looks like a nice winter weekend, so do something!
Farming in High Tunnels 
Accokeek, MD
Friday, January 27, 2012
Washington Gardener Seed Exchange 
Wheaton, MD
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Monarch Butterflies and Their Miraculous Migration 
New Hope, PA
Sunday, January 29, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

plants in the hood

today's plant has got to be the snowdrop! here's the flower: where's the snow? not here, i am happy to report! last year at this time we had over 2 feet of snow on the ground and the snowmagedon was just about to happen. this year: not so much and i am thrilled this winter has been so bearable! i don't want to curse things though because the farmer's almanac is predicting a blizzard for the last two days of this month: yikes!