May 2010

A stretch of cloudy days and mild temperatures was just what I needed to finally get my heirloom tomatoes transplanted into the garden last weekend! I know I’m later than usual, and some of you have had your tomatoes and peppers out for weeks already, but you also endured some stressful frost warnings, dealt with […]


The rain and cooler temperatures made Blewitt Mushrooms the only crop to plant in the garden this week. If you’ve watched my shiitake log inoculation video or read any of the entries on cultivating edible fungi you know that I’m into growing gourmet mushrooms, and today it’s time to add another one to the list. […]


We’re not officially past the frost free date here in Central Pennsylvania but it’s drawing close and this weekend’s Herb & Garden Faire offers a perfect opportunity to go shopping for transplants to set out in the vegetable plot. If you live and garden anywhere near Lancaster PA mark your calendars and make plans to […]


The most recent issue of the Gardening Secrets Newsletter was delivered last week and it’s not too late to sign up for your own subscription and access back issues immediately, and future editions of the newsletter as they are sent out. The April release focuses on gardening mistakes; from common ones that many gardeners make, […]