Thoughtful musings on various topics by interesting people at Blithewold

What to do with asparagus foliage

I haven’t spent a lot of time in the vegetable garden this summer — Dan has been right on top of the planting, the weeds, and the harvests — but this week I found myself … Read more.

Past Due!

It is very hard to believe that a month has passed since my last post, Getting it done.  Even more incredulous are the vast changes the garden has seen since that time. For instance, the … Read more.

Getting it done.

June is a tricky time for us at Blithewold.  Just when the crowds have started to wane from Spring’s glorious show, summer arrives and a whole new set of eyes are on the property.  Not … Read more.

Rollin’ rollin’ rollin’

Mulching is the practice of covering bare soil with some sort of substance in order to conserve moisture, reduce or eliminate weed growth, and provide an aesthetically pleasing look to an area.  That’s my definition … Read more.

MAY I start planting now?

It’s May already!?  Yikes!!! While I would like to say I have made tremendous progress in the Vegetable Garden, the weekly downpours are sogging up the soil and keeping me from getting any dramatic forward … Read more.

Not all is a washout

(Originally this post should have ran last week, but was never loaded. Oops!) As you most likely saw in Kris’ post last week, Washout, things around the grounds have been quite a mess.  We have been … Read more.

Seeds! Seeds! Seeds!

At a time when we are getting in full swing for our opening, I somehow have managed to get a quick vacation planned for this coming week.  While I am looking forward to the relaxation … Read more.

In-House Edging

While I may have jumped the gun a bit posting about seed starting last week, I did want to get everyone thinking about preparing for spring…and frankly I needed motivation to see past winter’s grip.  … Read more.

Snow Seeding

Another round of snow has buried the Vegetable Garden in a thick white blanket making it nearly impossible to accomplish anything on the long list of preseason tasks but it has made it ever more … Read more.

Forget the Groundhog

While Punxsutawney Phil may have declared that we are in for another 6 weeks of winter, and we’ve seen two winter blitzes of snow this week, we shouldn’t stop thinking Spring! Wonderful warm spring, with fresh smelling … Read more.