Guy's Garden

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Tomato Time!

By now you know that I shoot two episodes of the series in my home garden, the Ciao Italia garden which is lovingly cared for by my husband Guy who has maintained the garden since the show’s inception and who has been gardening all his life. He is the head gardener …

Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

“The Vegetable Garden Doctor” is a series of web videos that will help you become a successful first-time gardener and a better experienced gardener, too. Episode four deals with making a cold frame that will allow you to dramatically extend your growing seaso…

Why Start Your Garden from Seeds?

“The Vegetable Garden Doctor” is a series of web videos that will help you become a successful first-time gardener and a better experienced gardener, too. Episode three deals with starting garden plants from seed indoors in the early spring so that they are re…

Choosing and Buying Seeds for your Garden

“The Vegetable Garden Doctor” is In! “The Vegetable Garden Doctor” is a series of web videos that will help you become a successful first-time gardener and a better experienced gardener, too. Episode two deals with choosing and buying seeds for yo…

Introducing The Vegetable Garden Doctor!

“The Vegetable Garden Doctor” is a series of short, web videos that will help you become a successful first-time gardener and a better experienced gardener, too. Guy’s simple lessons and tips come from over 30 years of having a home vegetable garden that…

Bursting at the Seams!

Bursting at the seams! That's all I can say for our garden. We are a full one month ahead of last year in terms of what is ready for harvest. The Sun Gold yellow tomatoes are coming in and are as sweet as candy. I have already picked eggplant and made a bazillion reci…

Tomatoes and Zucchini Blossoms!

Sitting on my screened porch is a sun gold cherry tomato plant that is now as tall as the ceiling! It just produced its first orange, sugar cherry tomatoes! This is the earliest I have ever gotten ripe tomatoes! We have plenty more plants in the garden, all 80 of them jus…

The Garden Gets Planted!

We jumped the gun this year and planted the Ciao Italia garden BEFORE Memorial Day. The weather has been warm and the forecasts looked good so we thought we could give the plants a head start. We've got the usual mix of Italian veggies including cipolline onions, those ti…

Lettuce Give Thanks

Over 100 lettuce plants are already in and protected under row covers so we should have an early harvest of great Italian lettuce varieties. Lettuce, spinach and other cool weather crops can go in now if they are protected with row covers should there be a surprise frost.…

It Won't Be Long Now

It won't be long now .The grow lights are ready in the basement and very soon Guy will sow his vegetable seeds in grow pots and place them under artificial lights were they will germinate and begin their journey to the garden. There is timing involved here. Sow them too …