Category Archives: Gardening

2020 All-America Selections Winners

The lineup of 2020 AAS Winners has been announced, and in the edibles category it includes six national winners and four regional winners. For those who might not be familiar with it, All-America Selections (AAS) is an independent, non-profit organization … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

2019 Sweet Potato Review

The annual sweet potato harvest is always a much anticipated event here at Happy Acres. They are one of our staple crops for storage, and usually do quite well here for me. In 2018 The 51 plants I planted produced … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening | Tagged | 2 Comments

Greasy Beans, Half-Runners and Other Bean Talk

The last few years I’ve become fascinated with growing various types of heirloom pole beans. Many have interesting descriptive names like “greasy beans”, “cornfield beans” and “half-runners”. It was confusing to me at first, but I managed to learn the … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Gardening | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

August Garden Update

It’s been a while since I did a garden update, so today I’ll share a quick progress report on how it’s doing. We’re in the busy period where summer veggies are coming on, and it’s also time to plant the … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Planning the Fall Garden

“Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb nail.” –Henry David Thoreau It … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Greenhouse | Tagged , , | 3 Comments