A lovely bunch of floret cinnamon basil on a dinner table

Tub Garden Winter Update. The Indoor Garden Apparently Has A Mind of its Own.

It has been a while since I’ve written here. Back in December, for a month or two, I just didn’t have the energy to garden anymore. I took up my knitting again and laid about. But my little indoor garden apparently kept on plugging without me…

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A zucchini flower opening on the vine

Why is My Zucchini Vine a Dude-Fest? And Other Misadventures From the Indoor Tub Garden

I read an article a few days ago about a lady who had never gardened before but decided to “take it up” during the pandemic. She described how, by the end of summer, she had all these spectacular vegetables and flowers growing indoors in sunny window spots, and how her yard was full-to-bursting with flowers outside. Her garden was a raging success on her very first try. Oh, and she also…

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Carrot Night 2020. Indoor vs. Outdoor grown carrots. Holy Crap, This One Wasn’t Even Close.

This one is really coming down to the wire. Every vote is going to need to be counted before we will know if the indoor carrots or the outdoor-grown carrots look better. Oh wait, no, it isn’t. Sorry…I was thinking of something else.

Nope, this one wasn’t a close race at all. Grown with the same seeds and the same soil, the outdoor carrots ended up…

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Mixed Heirloom Bean Soup. Maybe Heirloom Beans are More Magical Than I Realized.

Heirloom Bean and Potato Soup,  
The more you eat the more you toot...

There I said it. Let’s just get it right out of the way. The elephant in the room, when it comes to bean recipes, is the fart situation. I am one of those people who sees “beans” and thinks “toots”. I’m pretty sure it all goes back to a friend I had in college who turned vegetarian halfway through junior year. The next thing we knew, he was eating beans by the poundful and suddenly unbearable to be around. It ruined me on beans, sadly. Actually it ruined me on vegetarians, too, now that I think about it.

I was happy to never eat beans again. Until last week. Because somehow along the way, I have also turned into a vegetarian. And much more importantly, because a package of magical beans showed up on my doorstop. Like something out of a fairytale.

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