Namaste! This time of the year is the toughest for me. All of the preparation for the upcoming growing year is going on, but it all takes place inside. Starting seeds, waiting for them to germinate, transplanting. The ground is still too frozen to work here. A mid-March snowstorm dumped two feet of snow on us. After a winter of unusually … Continue reading “Come On Spring!”
I started vegetable gardening in 2004 when we moved to Spring HIll Farm and every year I am expanding my garden as well as the variety of vegetables I grow. Now, I wished I had kept better records early on, but it is never too late to start! In the beginning I used mostly the 6- or 9-cell seed starting plastic … Continue reading “Gardening season 2017 on Spring Hill Farm has finally started!”
The crocus are in full bloom and the daffodils have shown their green face, but they are predicting a nor’easter for this weekend. For those of you that don’t know what a nor’easter is (from Wikipedia): A nor’easter (also northeaster; see below) is a macro-scale cyclone occurring along the upper East Coast of the United States and Atlantic Canada. The … Continue reading “Spring has sprung, but…”
Namaste! Sabine pointed out to me that giving everyone a link to the USDA site would be handy – and she was right! Once you navigate there look for the “Enter ZIP code:” box at the upper left.
Namaste! Our site is still dormant from the winter, but it is sure to have green shoots of wisdom pushing up toward the sun soon. We plan on having an “Ask the Gardener” section, as well as a lot of helpful hints about things like identifying invasive species. In the meantime, sign up in the sidebar to receive gardening hints, … Continue reading “Welcome to the Garden!”
No, this post isn’t about Dylan, just a reflection on my life at the moment. I have worked in biomedical research for several decades. I got my doctorate at Harvard in virology. I followed that up with a post-doc before getting a position as an Instructor. After a few years I moved to Yale University ( the dark … Continue reading “The Times They Are a-Changin…”