Longer days. Warmth. Sowing. Aren’t they all lovely words? Here’s what to do when.

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  • Chitted Potatoes

    Saint Patrick’s Day is for Potatoes…Usually🥔

    The temperature of my beds this morning ranged from 36 degrees to 40. Potatoes like a temp of 45 degrees or more, so I’m going to wait another week or so to plant. But it’s tough to wait. It’s the one thing I grow that my whole family loves. The buttery soft potatoes are wonderful…


  • March Tasks to Get you Sowing and Growing

    March is an awakening with a promise. A promise of longer days, warmer temperatures, and lush growth. None of that is happening…yet. But it will—March promises. This month, there are warm season seeds to sow indoors, and cool season crops to plant outdoors. Garden beds to prep and your lawn to prepare. It’s also a…


  • Weekend Tip: Time to Start Sowing…

    Seeds to start indoors in late February through early March.


  • President’s Day is Perfect for Rose & Blueberry Pruning

    Willamette Valley, Zone 8b Roses and blueberries are almost ready to burst forth with new spring growth. To get them growing and producing beautiful blooms and berries they both require heavy pruning. To get you cutting with confidence, check out my pruning primer that has how-to steps, links to videos, and OSU Extension documents. Happy…


About Me

Good Morning!

I’m Amy. So nice to meet you. Tea?

I have found fulfillment inviting nature into our yard space, and growing organic fruits and vegetables for my family. I’d like to show you how you can awaken your inner hobbit and transform your outdoor space to an inviting garden to share with family and friends.

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  • Seed Starting Guide

    Now that you know what you want to plant, and when to plant, let’s cover how to plant. There are two prevailing methods, starting seeds indoors and direct sowing in your beds. This article will take the guess work and get you sowing today!


  • 2022 Seed Starting Plan

    Good Morning! This plan is customized for Second Breakfast Gardens and my hopes for this year. I’ve also added reminders for beginning Slug IPM and bed prep activities. For a full list of things to do, each month is linked to its calendar.  USDA Hardiness Zone: 8b  Garden Jargon Glossary Annuals: Plants that complete their…