We live in zone 6a and I have been gardening and cooking for years. This blog is an opportunity for me to share with you my success and those failures that come about on occasion. Plus, I want to hear from all the gardeners and bakers and cooks out there and learn from you. Feel free to share your ideas.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Spring Is Coming

Well it feels as if Spring is coming. Cincinnati always had an annual flower show in April.. Of course that was on my Spring to do list to attend. It was lovely. This event went on for years and then the recession hit and it was put on hold for years. Well it  is back  as the usual 5 day event. Love these flower shows and over ten years ago we went to London for the  Chelsea Flower Show. Well the Cincinnati Flower Show is back and as big as ever. I have tickets for  the show plus to hear P. Allen Smith speak. I can hardly wait. They have such great ideas: flower boxes, landscape , and what a great chance to get new ideas. I will never forget seeing my first kousa dogwood in bloom. I fell in love with it.    

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Garden 2015

I have been pondering what to plant this year. Well I am going to plant something that I have not planted in years. Corn. Sweet corn will be dedicated to one 4x 8 raised bed. I have only 4 raised beds and multiple large planters, and I have to plant wisely.

Tomatoes are always a given. There is nothing like a home grown tomato or corn. Basil is always planted because I like to make pesto and freeze it for use later. It would cost a fortune to buy all the basil that I need for pesto. So cost  is a factor too. Eggplant grows well and if roasted it freezes well.
Add in beans and lettuce and that may be it.
So it will be tomatoes, corn, basil, eggplant, lettuce, beans and I am sure I will add something else into the mix.

I always plant zinnias. I would love to plant squash, but I need advice on how to prevent wilt.