Crouching Gardener, Hidden Veggies

It’s disappointing when a favorite crop doesn’t produce well. This season, for example, our lushly leafy eggplants are not laying many eggs. …

How Garden Tasks Become Food

It’s obvious that harvesting ripe squashes, cucumbers, and tomatoes will result in meals. Some plants require harvesting to stay healthy and continue …

Garlic Harvest

Last fall we planted garlic. We used a combination of garlic seed we grew here and some we purchased from nearby organic …

Turning Over a New Leaf: Squash Bugs

In early August, another garden pest arrived:  squash bugs. These are not squash borers, another challenge we’ve been working with since our …

Between the Garden and the River

Today, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) staff paid us a visit. Clean Water Initiative Operations Coordinator Helen Carr and Best Management …

Visiting the UVM Leek Moth Study

Last season we noticed deterioration on garlic and onion plants. When we reserved garlic heads for seed, there seemed to be more …

Introducing Flowers for Cutting

Gardeners at 485 Elm are welcome to initiate projects here. Liz visited last year, and we were happy she joined this season. …