Vole’s Tale

Check out my story about voles, published in August’s edition of Idaho Magazine!

Garden at Solstice

The garden is finally in its summer incarnation.

Brassicas: Superfood in your Garden

Radishes and kale from the garden are spicing up our salads this spring. These ‘Brassicas’ share a plant family with other nutrient-packed veggies, including broccoli, cauliflower, and many more. Their distinct, mustardy taste comes from compounds called glucosinolates, which fight cancer…

Winter Squash: Outgrowing the Weeds

Last year, we ate home-grown winter squash from October until the end of April. Stocking our basement with winter squash each fall is perhaps the simplest way that we keep eating from the garden through the winter.

Digging Deeper into Compost

My garden gobbles up compost faster than I can make it. Why do I use so much compost? It’s not just for the fun of shoveling and raking: compost is like a superfood for your garden soil.

Grow More with Less Garden Space

Use your garden space efficiently to grow more food without the extra space. Here are three ways to make the most of your garden.

Asparagus: How to Plant this Quirky Perennial

Asparagus is the quintessential seasonal food, only available from the garden for a month or two in early spring. But this quirky perennial tastes so good that it more than earns its space in my garden.