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Community Garden Introductions and A New Mailbox Garden

Today I dropped in with the kids to lend a hand at the community garden that’s maintained by Toms River Moving Forward located on the corner of 3rd Avenue and Garfield in Toms River, NJ. As we chatted about permaculture plants, hugelculture beds and nitrogen fixing trees, my heart was…

Garden Roll Call – Summer 2017

The gardens at this property are new, planted in just the past 2 years. At my old house, I got confused after a while about when I planted what tree or berry bush. I’m starting an annual post… Garden Roll Call where I will list whats been added and when.…

Add juicer pulp to the garden as a sandy soil amendment

I recorded the video above earlier today in mynjgarden.com in Bayville, NJ in Ocean County. Yesterday I had a discussion on Instagram with the owner of a local juice bar and organic cafe called Ocean Organics. I reached out to them to ask them if I could come by their…

Gardening surprises, ornamentals among my edibles.

Before I planted my first vegetable garden in 2009, my experience with plants was a few potted philodendrons in my apartment, an unknown variety of house plant that came with me through 3 moves in college, and a really gorgeous hydrangea the previous owners had planted at our condo when…