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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…

I’m a stubborn gardener, digging my heels in the sand

An honest garden record had to portray the challenges (I won’t say failure) as well as the success of a growing endeavor. The new Bayville property has certainly been challenging. To clarify, we bought the house in December. I thought I would enjoy great fertility on this lot because only…