The Garden’s Planted—and Slugs Are Noshing

I am thrilled to pieces that the vegetable garden is fully planted! I’ve been chiseling away at it for the past several weeks, and yesterday I finally hammered in the last of the tomato stakes.

Eastern Spruce Galls

I was out working in the yard the other day and I noticed some funky growths on the small spruce tree we planted a few years ago.

Garden Versus Groundhog

There is so much to do this time of year! I’ve been busy mulching all my beds and planting more spring crops. The first planting of radish and lettuce are already up, and I’ll probably have radish ready for harvest in another week or so—but I have a problem.

Pest Alert: Asparagus Beetles

It’s time to head out and cut back last year’s asparagus ferns. Asparagus pruning is one of my least favorite springtime chores, but it’s also one of the most essential.