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Preparing the Charlottesville Vegetable Garden for Winter

Some Thoughts about Preparing the Charlottesville Vegetable for Winter This was my vegetable garden mid-summer… At this point, the asparagus were finished, the cukes were coming in, I had a late crop of tomatoes (though my husband got his 25 plants in on time in another part of the property), the sweet potatoes were flourishing, […]

How to have a vegetable garden when the light is all wrong in your back yard.

Yes, you can still have a vegetable garden when the light is all wrong in your back yard.  Plant in the front yard!  You may be thinking that a front yard vegetable garden will be unsightly, or perhaps you live with a Homeowners Association which prohibits vegetable gardens in the front yard.  Trust me, you […]

Murder on the Back Forty

Murder on the Back Forty Gardening in Central Virginia: This morning I committed murder – multiple times – before my first cup of coffee. Our “back forty” is actually about 1/10 of an acre and it is our vegetable garden.  I love it and am very proud of it.  We’ve built a series of raised beds […]