Krista Pasfield

Krista Pasfield
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Krista Pasfield is a resident of St. James on New York’s Long Island. She is a Director of Operations and in her free time, an avid organic home gardener, world traveler, and writer. Krista may be reached at krista.pasfield@gmail.com

Tips to Keep Cut Flowers Fresh

There’s no need to spend money on expensive “flower food”; a bit of regular white sugar will do the same trick. If you...

Fall Gardening Finale

As the fall season comes to a close, we can get a bit more out of our gardening efforts before hunkering down for the...

Fall Gardening

I hope you had a fantastic summer! It was hot, which means heat-loving crops such as cucumbers, grapes, and peppers were bountiful. As the...

Crop Spotlight: Cucumbers

As the summer warms up, the heat-loving crops begin producing in earnest. Chief among them are cucumbers, a home-garden staple, versatile in the kitchen....

Preparing Your Garden

As the weather warms up, it may cause us to become impatient and want to start planting everything right away. While early-spring crops are...

Welcome to Spring !

My eager daffodils began popping up in February, and now, finally, it’s time to start looking ahead to a wonderful growing season. To get a...

Gardening Questions: Asked & Answered

Happy February! If the cold and snow doesn’t have you dreaming about spring and getting back in the garden, perhaps these reader-submitted questions will! ...

Bringing Outdoor Plants Indoors for the Winter

Just because warm weather is on hiatus doesn’t mean we have to be without the joys and beauty of plants during the winter. While...

Prepping Your Garden for Winter

As the last of the summer light and warmth fade into fall, I hope you enjoyed the bounty of your garden this summer. Ideally,...

Crop Spotlight: SWEET POTATOES

If you’ve been enjoying the growth of standard summer crops this year, you may have a hankering to try something a little different next...

Cool Weather Crops (Shady Areas)

Chances are, your backyard has undergone changes over time. Trees grow, sheds are replaced, and perhaps your previously full-sun vegetable patch is now more...

Gardening Tips

    Now that the growing season is fully underway, two of the most critical components of cultivating a successful home garden is: nutrition...
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