Archive for September, 2011

By Charity Shumway |

Let’s Grow Some Grapes!

(image) I’m going to put this out there — you can feel free to argue, but my gut tells me the “terroir” of potting mix might not lead to the finest wine… That doesn’t mean you can’t go on ahead and try to grow wine grapes on your patio then whip up a batch of [Read more]

By Charity Shumway |

This Week in the Garden

This week, the first real signs of fall arrived on my terrace. Since Labor Day, there have been mornings here and there when I’ve stepped out barefoot, only to retreat from the cold, but even if it felt like fall, it didn’t look like fall. Now, there’s really no denying it. The dahlias are blooming with [Read more]

By Charity Shumway |

Garden Rescue: Tomatoes

(image) Are your plants suffering from some mysterious plague? Yellowing before your eyes? The garden sleuth (that’s me) may be able to help. Send your questions to, and I’ll see what I can do for you! This week’s mystery… The Case of the Lots-of-Flowers-but-No-Fruit Tomato Plants The Q: “Any thoughts on why my tomato [Read more]

By Nadia Arumugam |

3 Wonderous Ways Summer Squash Love Whole Grains

So Peter and I are *trying* to cut down on our consumption of refined carbs. We’re doing well. It’s been 3 weeks since white rice went past our lips, and we’ve been avoiding wheat (not altogether successfully, there’s been cake. But the will is there). Quinoa is our new best friend. We’re liking lentils a [Read more]