Forging Time Reflections, Recipes, and Gardening Pontifications

  • Planting Berries: Raspberries

    Killarney raspberry bush well picked over by the kids but still heavy with fruit in mid-July. My new motto is, "When the world is warring, w...
  • Researching Seed Vendors

    Purple Bok Choi seedlings juxtaposed with snow (March 10, 2022) In the world of seed catalogs, one is so famous that we all must pay to receive...
  • Know Thy Family: Growing What You Eat

    Z and my husband making dinner. Always on the garden plan? Cherry tomatoes and greens! My husband used to joke that I would not be satisfied unt...
  • Reflecting on the February Garden

       
  • Indoor Fruit Trees

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  • Starting Seeds Indoors: Early Season Starts

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  • Stratifying Perennial Seeds

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  • Planning the February Garden

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  • Forcing Bulbs for Spring

    Aiolos Hyacinth bulbs blooming in late-January 2022 I consider bulbs to be the greatest of all living optimists; they poke their small crowns th...
  • Reflecting on the January Garden

    Mexican Cold-Hearty Avocado Blossoms! I had a former neighbor who used to remind me that there were far worse addictions than gardening as he ...
  • Know Thy Land: Planning the Kitchen Garden

    Video Transcript: Seed starting time is nearly upon us, yet this year I have promised not to devolve into my usual mania and plant more than I ca...
  • Know Thy Land: Mapping your Garden

        Video Transcript: So, before I go overboard this year planting starter seeds, I need a garden plan that follows the garden commandments I out...