Tag: vegetable

2019 Edible Garden Map

2019 Edible Garden Map

Here’s the final plan for the edible garden this year. Tomatoes, melons, & cucumbers will be string trellised. Most of the warm-season crops will mulched with black plastic, and grown under clear plastic hoop houses until mid-July.

What We’re Growing This Year

What We’re Growing This Year

Last year was our second full year at Half Full Farm with a dedicated edible garden space. We have a total of twelve 4’ x 8’ rasied beds behind high fencing, along with our beehives – which, so far, has managed to keep the bears […]

Growing Hardneck Garlic

Growing Hardneck Garlic

We harvested our hardneck garlic over the weekend. This was my first time growing garlic and I found it easy and rewarding. I ordered our bulbs from Territorial Seed Company and put them in the ground soon after they arrived in early October, after adding […]

February Monthly Garden Checklist

February Monthly Garden Checklist

Things are still dark, damp and chilly here in the Seattle area, but we love February because it’s the first month where we actually start seeds. For this month’s Garden Checklist, onions and shallots are on deck, as are sweet peas, beans, and kale. Depending on […]

How To Plan Garden Crop Rotations

How To Plan Garden Crop Rotations

Garden crop rotation is an easy bit of insurance to buy in your home edible garden. “Rotation” in this context means not growing the same family of crops in the same spot year after year, instead moving the location each season to prevent the buildup […]

What We’re Growing in the Garden This Year

What We’re Growing in the Garden This Year

January means one thing: garden planning! Building an annual garden plan starts with making a list of what we’re growing in the garden this year. So over the weekend, we cracked open our seed vault  – which sounds impressive, but is in fact a ziplock […]

Seed Suppliers for the Pacific Northwest

Seed Suppliers for the Pacific Northwest

As I note in my January Garden Monthly Checklist, one of the first things you want to do when you start planning your garden is to build a wish list of all the wonderful plants you are going to grow. Even if you have no interest […]

January Monthly Garden Checklist

January Monthly Garden Checklist

I don’t think there is a more optimistic human being than the vegetable gardener with a pile of new seed catalogs, pouring through them in the dark depths of winter. All futures are verdant, bright, and perfect. Sigh. January is all about preparation, planning and […]