Category: Year Round Gardening

US First and Last Frost Dates

USDA Zone Map

Dates on this chart are approximations, no one can KNOW the weather, every season is different. Most years, the first and last frost will fall within two weeks of the date on the chart, but some years, we get a very early frost or a late snow storm that throws the dates off.

Appreciating the Winter Garden

Two words bring together my feelings about gardening: appreciation and fascination. At the end of December, when time seems compressed and hasty, tasks are many and quiet moments few, the garden gives us time to appreciate a slower, gentler pace.…

May Garden Calendar

seed packet

Wow… May already. Where did the time go? The gardening calendar for May provides a list of recommended food growing tips and gardening chores.
As I mentioned in the last calendar update, April and May, about growing organic food, more people garden in April and May than any other time of the year.

April Gardening Calendar

The gardening calendar for April provides a list of recommended food growing tips and <sigh>gardening chores. If you haven’t started your organic gardening adventure yet, it is HIGH time! April is a wonderful time for growing organic food. More people…

Garden Calendar February

While mid to late spring is the busiest time of the year for most gardeners, there are a variety of chores that I reserve strictly for winter… here is the Garden Calendar for February Be sure to be making your…

Winter Garden Salad

It is a bit early to begin growing seeds indoors for transplants for the spring garden. But if you don’t have a greenhouse, you make a windowsill salad garden. You can eat it within weeks! Use a windowbox liner with…

January Garden Calendar

While mid to late spring is the busiest time of the year for most gardeners, there are a variety of chores that I reserve strictly for winter… here is the Garden Calendar for January If there is a good thaw…

Winter Blues Have Set In

Okay, it is official. I am tired of all the cold ‘yard work’. The greenhouse is growing what it can just fine, the hay is covering the cabbage, brussel sprouts, and broccoli for the long cold days they are enduring……

Garden Calendar Funnies

Okay, one of the largest sections of GardenSimply is the Garden Calendar. I have looked at it so many times I am sick of looking at it. So I was wondering what other peoples’ garden calendars look like, and I found one that just CRACKED me up… this guy (Eric Walker) is fun to read. He says…

Winter Vegetables

We often see different vegetables at Thanksgiving dinners like the root vegetables rutabagas and parsnips and Brussels sprouts. If you have grown root vegetables in your garden this year, you can leave them in the ground and harvest them as…