Category Archives: Gardening

garden growth

On Becoming a Gardener (+ a simple cucumber salad)

I did not grow up with a garden. Sure, many weekends were spent helping to plant flowers in our front yard, but growing vegetables? Nope, we didn’t do it. Last year, I began my foray into gardening by growing cherry tomatoes (sweet millions to be exact) on the little balcony of my apartment. I was […]

Changing Seasons, Changing Habits

As I mentioned in this post, I recently joined a CSA, Appalachia Star Farm. I am LOVING it so far, and I have definitely been forced out of my patterns thanks to okra, fennel, and hot peppers. Here’s the full list of what I received the first two weeks: I had dreams of making a tomato […]

Garden Dreaming

This weekend, we went to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. While the house was incredible, my favorite part of the experience was exploring the gardens. There are 330 different types of vegetables in the 1,000 foot long vegetable garden. Though most of the crops have been harvested, I had a lot of fun examining how the different vegetables […]


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