Garden Update

I figured that it was about time that I give you an update on our backyard happenings! As you know, I absolutely LOVE gardening and growing my own food. Some day I hope to have a few raised beds to grow many of our own fruits and vegetables. Our garden is in full boom! In the last week I’ve spent countless hours weeding, pruning and moving plants. There is still mulching to be done, but it’s quite beautiful in our backyard. The jostaberries... Read More

The Peters Urban Farm Project

I wanted to stop by and give you an update on the garden. Between the squirrels and baby bunnies, I’ve had my work cut out for me. I have managed to keep many of the plants alive and seeds going; however, will have to pick up a few extra plants at the farmer’s market this weekend to fill in a few items that did not survive our little pest problems. Unfortunately, I forgot to snap a pic of my lovely Meyer lemon tree that recently started... Read More

Gardening: The Florida Weave

As the Minnesota last frost date nears (May 15) and all forecasts point to a very warm week ahead (highs near 80˚!) I have been hard at work in our garden. While picking up a superior and northblue blueberry bush (which do not have homes in our garden… yet) and a josta gooseberry bush at EGG|PLANT Urban Farm Supply in St. Paul today I struck up a conversation with a very knowledgeable employee regarding all things vegetable gardening (and raising... Read More

Fun in the Sun

Have you been wondering to yourself, where in the world has that Maria Makes Muffins been?!? She hasn’t posted in weeks! Today I am here to answer that question… With the second trimester in full swing, Matthew and I have had quite a bit to catch up on. It felt like the first trimester moved in slow motion, filled with morning sickness, nausea and fatigue; however, the second trimester is FLYING by! This morning Matthew and I used up... Read More