Bringing the canning kettles up from the basement is a sure sign that the harvest season has begun.
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The Imperfect Garden
I can grow my garden exactly the way want, which allows me to make a conscious choice to be more relaxed and engage at a slower pace. I’ll still get the job done, and the weeding will never stop. But I am happy to report that perfect is not the goal for this garden season and I like it that way. And I think the plants do, too.
Always keep something beautiful in your mind
Waiting for the soil to warm and the season to get started, I’ve been looking at pictures of garden designs that I love. I am inspired by the timeless elements these gardens share: low borders around each bed, tidy paths, arbor and a distinctive entrance. All are a beautiful reminder that the ultimate goal is to appear effortless and inviting.
Seed Sources: The Best Culinary Choice
Looking for Wrinkled Crinkled Crumpled Cress, Purple Osaka and Horned Mustard, or maybe Persian Cress? Wild Garden Seeds grows certified organic seeds on a farm in the Pacific Northwest. Dedicated to open pollinated varieties and unusual, hard to find greens for the salad lover.
Savory Tarts in Kansas City!
Nothing finer for dinner than a savory tart made with seasonal vegetables. Featured here are three recipes from The Complete Kitchen Garden book: Roasted Vegetable, Carrot Tarragon and Caramelized Leek. Thank you to the Garden Center Association of Greater Kansas City and Powell Gardens for inviting me to Kansas City to teach a cookery class. And to the volunteers who baked tarts to share. Nice work
Ellen Ogden’s Kitchen Garden Design Class
Sunday was the final day of my kitchen garden class. The group started in March, the first of a five class series to learn about creative kitchen garden design and how-to plant. In our first class, we sketched out garden designs on paper, followed by a wish list of seeds and plants. For some, it […]