Sungolds, Orange Oxhearts, Tidy Rose… A tomato’s descriptive worth is almost as pleasing as the fruit this plant offers come summer. And after this weekend’s temperatures, there’s all the more reason to have its fruit on the mind, as the day’s heat primed the earth (more…)

The Beltane
The midpoint between spring and summer

If you look at a calendar, you will notice that we have just crossed the midpoint between spring and summer. Celtic traditions call this the Beltane, May 1st, and as the days draw us nearer to the summer solstice, it is time to take stock of spring’s seedlings while (more…)


Spring is here, and this is our favorite time of the year!

Even though the temperatures can vary in Portland you can get a lot of veggies in the ground. This is the ideal time to plant your potatoes, brassicas and onions in the ground. I like to get creative with how I plant my potatoes, using burlap coffee bags can be a fun, innovative way to grow your potatoes. (more…)

Planting Potatoes in the Spring

This three-minute video from the New York Botanical Garden will walk you through the step by step process of planing potatoes.

Quote: Allan Armitage

Gardening simply does not allow one to be mentally old, because too many hopes and dreams are yet to be realized.

Allan Armitage

Red cabbage The History of Cabbage

Although cabbage has an extensive history, it is difficult to trace its exact origins owing to the many varieties of leafy greens classified as “brassicas.”  (more…)

Toy tonka tractor and flower garden Children and vegetable gardens

Growing a vegetable garden is a lot like raising children. (more…)