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Category: Weather

First frost, planting garlic and moving decisions

Last night the temperature got down to 32*. I’m sure it will bounce back up again but there was frost on my car this morning when I was getting the kids ready for school so it’s officially getting cold at the Jersey Shore. Time for coats, time to put the…

Heavy Rain Caused Jerusalem Artichokes to Fall Down

It started raining yesterday and continued through the night and most of today. Some of my sunchokes, which were standing nearly 10’ tall when the storms began, have fallen over into the driveway and the roots seem to be lifting up out of the soggy ground. I wasn’t sure if…

Presenting, The Garden Arch

I had most of my gardening ‘stuff’ hanging out in my popup greenhouse in the backyard this winter. I took everything out to move the greenhouse into position in the sun to use for seedlings and started finding a home for the large pots and 1/2 bags of soil and…

November Garden Happenings

The first week of November we took a family vacation away from the dropping temperatures here in NJ to visit the Mouse House down in Orlando. We had TONS of fun at Disney and, along with thousands of other tourists, enjoyed seeing Hogsmead at Universal for the first time. I…