Site update log
Wondering what's new since your last visit? Here's what I've been up to:
February, 2013 - I'm changing the look of the site and trying to make it easier to navigate.
January 22, 2013 - I wrote and published a page on solarizing the soil.
January 21, 2012 - I wrote and published a page on plant spacing/water needs.
January 20, 2013 - I wrote and published a page on hardening off plants.
January 16, 2013 - Added a page on 2013 shipping charges.
January 11, 2013 - I finished updating the recipe pages, adding many new recipes.
January 6, 2013 - Update the pest control section, adding information about slugs and cabbage moths.
December 2012 - Cleaning up links and typos.
February 2012 - I've made revisions to the pest control pages.
January 2012 - I updated this home page with photos of my 2011 garden, and linked some 2011 garden videos.
December 2011 - I've added a bunch of videos of my favorite varieties actually growing in my garden in 2011. These videos are on the My Favorite Varieties page.
April 2011 - I am out in the garden! Many planned updates and enhancements are planned for fall and winter. See you then!
3/1/11 - I added three links on the season extension page; one for raised beds, one for building a cold frame and one for building a hot frame.
2/25/11 - I added a page on plant labeling tips. It is linked on the planting/growing page.
2/8/11 - I added a page on the importance of soil temperature. It is linked at the "planting/growing page. I also added a link to a Leopold Center study that says that organic food is superior. This is on the "Great Food" page.
2/6/11 - I added two resources for diagnosing plant nutrient deficiencies. These are on the "fertilizer" page.
1/28/11 - I wrote a page listing the most pesticide suseptable fruits and vegetables. It is linked on the "great food" page.
1/27/11 - I finished adding recipes, at least for now. They are all linked on the "great food" page.
1/25/11 - I added recipes for lettuce, spinach, snow/snap peas, sweet peppers, and potatoes. The pages are on the "great food" page.
1/24/11 - I added recipes fof eggplant, cucumber, cauliflower, carrots, and cabbage. The pages are on the "great food" page.
1/23/11 - I wrote and added a page on using water for heat. It is on the season extension page.
1/17/11 - I wrote a page on duck eggs and linked it to the "great food" page. And I put a page on plant hardiness zones on and linked it to the "planting/growing" page.
1/14/11 - I wrote a page on E coli. I put a page of herb ideas in the recipe section. And I added a list of our farmers market best sellers. All of these are additions that are linked at the "Great Food" page. I also posted a poster of our growing pratices which is linked at the "Planting/Growing" page.
1/13/11 - I wrote a page about antioxidants and another page with some vegetable nutrition charts. These both are in the "great food" section.
1/12/11 - I wrote a page on pollination that is in the "planting/growing section. I worte a page on hybrids vs. op seeds, and it's in the "what to grow" section. And I wrote a page on what Cook's Garden varieties I recommend. It's also in the "What to Grow" section.
1/11/11 - I wrote about sloped soil and put ito on the "season extension" page. I added more information to the viability of seeds which is in the "planting/growing" section. I also added some recommended books I thought of to the books section of "great gear".
1/10/11 - I wrote a page on manure. I also published a page on all of the micro and macro nutrients needed for soil health. Links to both of these pages are on the "Fertilizer" page.
1/8/11 - I wrote and published three pages in the "soil and compost" section; soil testing, at-home soil testing, and "no till".
1/7/11 - I published the page on foliar feeding and put it in the fertilizer section. I added some information on vinegar to the weeds page under planting/growing. I added much more information about cover crops and the choices in "cover crops" in the soil section. And I added information about inoculating peas and beans in the "planting/growing" section. Whew!
1/5/11 - I added several resources to the "what to grow" page. I added a link to a very high quality source on the tool page and I added links to Johnny's pest and disease charts on that page.
1/4/11 - I added links to wonderful university websites on plant diseases and on pests. These are on the "pest and disease 101" page.
1/3/11 - I added a "germination" page to the "Planting/Growing section. It includes tables on optimal environments, and includes alternatives to planting seeds in the ground.
1/2/11 - I added a page on "Brix and Growing for Flavor". This is in the "Planting/Growing" section. I also updated all of the vegetable growing pages to include a better site menu.
12/29/10 - I added beets and broccoli recipes and worked on the recipe main page to explain more where these recipes came from. Also, I updated the link to the Maxicrop on the fertilizer page. I have a new supply.
12/26/10 - I added winter squash recipes due to a request.
12/21/10 - I started posting recipes. Basil and Bean recipes are now on in the "Great Food" section.
12/18/10 - I thought of three more vegetables to add to my favorites. And I added links to my daughter's posts about carrot and corn types. All of this is on the "what to grow" page.
12/16/10 - I added a page that shows my favorite tools. Also some fun stuff. This is in the "great gear" section.
Fall, 2010 - I added lots of information to help you plant a vegetable garden and plant seeds. I hope to help you know when to plant vegetables. The information will help gardeners planting a garden. I thought it would be helpful for those that want to know how to plant vegetables.