Shell peas are one of the garden’s most delicious vegetable offerings.  Their season passes all too quickly.  If you have enough peas, steam or boil them.  Smaller quantities are great for adding to stir-fries or for topping salads.  And while you are out in the garden, you really must open a pod or two and…… Continue reading Pea

The First Book of Farming

Interested in taking a scientific approach to farming?  Give this oldie a try: The First Book of Farming by Charles L. Goodrich. Although not entirely up to date, The First Book of Farming nevertheless contains many sound principles.  It explores the needs of a plant, examining each of its parts in turn: Roots. Seeds. Leaves.…… Continue reading The First Book of Farming