Chioggia Beets

Chioggia Beets
Chioggia Beets When I was young I really hated vegetables. I have way too many memories of hiding vegetables in my shoes after being given the standard dinner time ultimatum, “You can’t get up from this table until you finish everything on your plate.” Yes, after a few years of therapy, I can now admit ...

Growing Pak Choi

Growing Pak Choi
One of the best parts of vegetable gardening is trying to grow new things. The first time that I tried to grow pak choi, it was totally new to me. I didn’t know how to grow it or even cook it but I knew that I like to eat it and that was enough to ...

Good Stuff To Buy Before A Storm

Good Stuff To Buy Before A Storm
Here in New Jersey, we had some serious weather this past weekend. A nor’easter is never fun weather but if you have that nor’easter in October when most of the leaves are still on the trees, things happen. The main thing that does happen is that you hear a lot of crack, crack, cracking in ...

Leatherman Skeletool

Leatherman Skeletool
Leatherman Skeletool One of the most exciting new trends in tools is the Skeleton Multitool. How much a multitool weighs is an important selling point for consumers so companies like Leatherman and Gerber have tried to reduce the weight of their tools as much as possible. The technique most often used is to replace the solid ...

Gerber Suspension Multitool

Gerber Suspension Multitool
Gerber Suspension Multitool The Gerber Multitool is one of my favorite tools. Whether I’m doing a home improvement project or working in the garden the Gerber Multitool is always in my pocket. Not only can you cut or screw or strip or whatever you’re trying to do with it but it’s also a good looking ...

How To Kitchen Compost

How To Kitchen Compost
I keep garbage on my counter and I’m proud of it. Used coffee grinds, tea bags, vegetable peels, left overs and even some of my junk mail. No, I’m not a disgusting slob, I’m a kitchen composter. By now even people with only a mild interest in starting a garden should have heard about how ...