Rake and Make is a Seattle, WA. based gardening, cooking and crafts blog. The author, Lilly, has been growing food in her front yard and keeping chickens in her backyard since 2007. She loves to cook, share and eat what she grows.
If you live in area with rainy Falls and freezing Winters, prevent soil erosion and harm to crops and equipment by winterizing your garden. Here's one Pacific Northwest gardener's checklist for "putting the garden to bed".
Got a plan for watering your plants this Summer? Always wondered about drip irrigation? Plants love drip irrigation because they get watered evenly at the roots. Add a timer to your drip irrigation and you don't even have to remember to water!
Dandelions are a natural liver cleanse and are full of essential minerals such as iron, potassium and beta-carotene, and vitamins A, C, and D, as well as many micronutrients like copper and zinc. Here is a recipe for Roasted Dandelion Root tea!
Growing tomatoes can be tricky in the cold climate and short warm season of the Pacific Northwest. Here are some things I have learned over the years that have helped me grow great tomatoes in the PNW.