Category Archives: vegetable gardening

We Have Beans!

Not enough to make a meal, but so fun for all of us to watch grow

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Backyard Bloomin’ Beans

We have blooms on the beans that the kids planted earlier in the spring.  Hopefully this means they’ll grow and we can enjoy them before the attack of the squirrels or other urban animals. Over the years we’ve attempted to … Continue reading

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Weekend Gardener: Summer Trods On…

The gardens are growing like weeds at the beach! Fortunately, not too many weeds. The Fig Tree has grown tremendously and we sit around discussing when we’ll be able to harvest the fruit. We’re all novices when it comes to … Continue reading

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Weekend Gardener: Figs, Figs, Everywhere

We’d been talking about this for a bit, but finally this year we went and bought a fig tree.  It’s new home is in a large pot on the patio at the beach.  Jim’s grandmother has visions of bringing it … Continue reading

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Beach Garden in Bloom (or at least approaching)

We’re fortunate enough to have a family beach house on the Jersey Shore, a short trip away from where we live.  Makes the heat somewhat bearable in the summer.  Over the past few years, we’ve been slowly landscaping.  Last year, … Continue reading

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Potager Garden

I’m so behind the times with my movie watching, but when my mother was down visiting a few weeks ago we watched It’s Complicated.  Funny movie, but more importantly the vegetable garden of Jane (Meryl Streep’s character) was fabulous.  We … Continue reading

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