Looking for the perfect gift for everyone on your list? I have just the thing. Use Sugar Snaps and Strawberries: Simple Solutions for Creating Your Own Small-Space Edible Garden as your inspiration and “cornerstone” gift. Of course the book (and by extension, you!) will be adored and appreciated all on its own, but you could […]
Sugar Snaps and Strawberries
It’s been a little quiet here at Heavy Petal, which is pretty much the opposite of the rest of my life right now. Where have I been? Not in the garden, that’s for sure! But I have been having fun promoting my book all over the Pacific Northwest. I spoke in Seattle at the Northwest […]
Normally by this time of year I’d have seedlings sprouting underneath florescent tube lights, and early crops like peas, broad beans, and radishes already tucked into the cool earth. This year, I’m sorry to say, I haven’t ventured into the garden except to refill the bird feeder or hurriedly clip some thyme. Instead, I’ve been busy thinking about gardening, and preparing to talk about gardening at various upcoming events relating to Sugar Snaps and Strawberries. That’s right: I’m going on a book tour! I’ll be in Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle, Portland, Eugene, San Francisco, and Los Angeles over the next few months, so come out and say “hi!” [Check out my events schedule for details. Some dates/cities still TBD.]
But in the meantime, have you started your spring garden planning yet? If not, check out these nifty planning tools on the lovely new site created for all things Sugar Snaps and Strawberries: a seed starting planning chart and a planting planning (or succession planning) chart for you to download, free! There’s also a pretty seed packet pattern for you to use later in the season.
Need some guidance on spring garden planning? Check out this post about how went from slacker to serious planner.
It’s January 2011 and my book, Sugar Snaps and Strawberries, is officially out. It’s been available in American bookstores for over a month now so this isn’t exactly breaking news, but copies are just now appearing on Canadian shelves. Combine that with the amazing reviews that are starting to pour in and the fact that […]
After months—nay, years—of anticipation, plus blood, sweat, and tears (though fewer than those who know me might expect), I’m thrilled to announce that Sugar Snaps and Strawberries has arrived! (Wow, that was a little like a birth announcement. Coincidence? I think not.) My advance copy (just one!) came via the slowest courier ever, and arrived […]
I am thrilled to officially introduce my book, Sugar Snaps and Strawberries: Simple Solutions for Creating Your Own Small-Space Edible Garden. This book has been a long time in the making, and I’m not even talking about the years spent learning how to grow edibles, or garden organically (or how to string a coherent sentence […]
Hello friends! Just wanted to point you toward my new Heavy Petal Facebook page. Please “like” Heavy Petal and I’ll alert you to new blog posts, offer contests and giveaways, share interesting links and new garden-related finds, and keep you updated on my forthcoming book. That’s it! End of pitch.
Posts were few and far between on Heavy Petal in 2009, and if you’re still reading, I’m grateful (and a little surprised!). I was busy writing a book. There, I said it. I’ve been afraid to mention it here in case I jinxed it, but I’m forcing myself to do it now. Kind of a […]