Morn Not Your Dead Loquat

The bad news is the Loquat definitely didn’t survive the winter. It was a mild winter, but zone 7 pushed this Japanese Plum too far. The good news is that a prime spot for a fruit tree doesn’t sit fallow for a moment in this yard. I picked up a Semi-Dwarf Red Bartlett Pear from […]

By JerseyShoreLisa | April 9, 2013 | Fruits, Trees Read More

A 5 Gallon Bucket of Jerusalem Artichokes from 10 Small Pieces!

Today A-girl and I dug up the Jerusalem Artichokes from the hugelkultur bed next to the driveway. I planted fewer than 10 small pieces in this bed and posted progress back in September when a heavy rain caused some of the plants to fall over. In response to the collapse, I had cut the sunchokes […]

By JerseyShoreLisa | March 4, 2013 | Hugulkultur, Vegetables Read More

Starting Seeds Indoors and Saying a Few Words for the Loquat Tree

Starting seeds indoors for Spring planting usually takes me a lot longer than I think it’s going to take. This year, I was ready. I set myself up with my shoe boxes of seeds, one flat of 72 plastic cells, complete with tray, clear plastic dome and seed warming electric mat. I got some Angry […]

By JerseyShoreLisa | February 18, 2013 | Fruits, Seeds, Vegetables, What I Planted Read More

Planting the Greenhouse Bed and Transplanting Shady Plants

I feel like I haven’t dug in the dirt in weeks! I’ve spent a lot of Sept. indoors, but today we were out and about! I planted the greenhouse bed with lots of cold weather greens, once the are sprouted, but before they get eaten by cabbage moths, I’ll move the greenhouse over the top […]

By JerseyShoreLisa | September 22, 2012 | Greenhouse, Hugulkultur Read More

Plum Oatmeal Crisp Goes Well With Birthday Cake!

My Father-In-Law grows a vegetable garden in our home town at the Jersey Shore. He grew up on a farm in Italy and the man knows how to grow what he likes. It’s funny because I read so many gardening books and magazines and blogs, but he just knows from doing! Whether he likes it […]

By JerseyShoreLisa | September 7, 2012 | Fruits, Recipes Read More
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