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Fenton Friday: Hurricane Rains

Fenton Friday: Hurricane Rains

Hurricane Florence is raging just south of us and all week it has been one gray, rainy day after another. Surprisingly, I was able to harvest another handful of green beans and some tomatoes...

Bloom Day: Container Fun

Bloom Day: Container Fun

Here in the Mid-Atlantic USA (USDA zone 7) on the DC-MD border, the past month has been wet (understatement of the century) and hot. The garden is an overgrown jungle and the weeds are...

Fenton Friday: Weekend Fun

Fenton Friday: Weekend Fun

Not too much action at the community garden plot this week due to the continued soggy soils– another 3+ inches this week. We did add some beet seeds to fill in where some had...

Fenton Friday: Cucamelons – Finally

Fenton Friday: Cucamelons – Finally

This year’s Cucamelons aka Mexican Sour Gherkins (Melothria scabra) took forever to form. The vines grew and grew, flowered and flowered, but not a “mouse melon” in sight, until this past week. I blame the constant...

DIY: Flower Crowns

DIY: Flower Crowns

By Ashley O’Connor Celebrate the height of cut-flower season with a fun flower crown activity. With friends, family, or just yourself, it’s an easy way to highlight some seasonal blooms. And with proper supervision kids...