All Posts By

Colleen

Pumpkin Bisque

Pumpkin Bisque

If you could whip up fall over the stove, it would be called Pumpkin Bisque. This is one of my favorite recipes to make in the fall. I recently made this for our Harry Potter Halloween Party last month and…

Garden Thyme Beer Garden

Garden Thyme: Halloween Beer Garden

With winter on the way, that can mean one thing – most of my garden has been harvested! The only things I have left are my brussel sprouts and kale. They love cold weather and should be ready for harvest…

Blueberry Bushes

Garden Thyme: Blueberry Bushes

Blueberry bushes are a perennial flowering bush that can produce fruit up to 20 years. I have three blueberry bushes and I space them about 4-5 feet from each other as to anticipate their growth. You should at least…

Garden Thyme: Green Machines

Lettuce is one of the few vegetables that is the easiest to grow, and staple green machines hardcore smoothies. This year, I’ve done kale, bib lettuce and red romaine. All of these lettuces are tolerant to colder weather, shade…

Garden Cleaning

Garden Thyme: Wedding Cleaning

Ahhh, what a summer! Although the heat wasn’t as bad, this rainless summer was not good for my plants. While I had an abundance of almost everything I planted, I had a small window to harvest my crops before they began…

Sweet Potatoes

Garden Thyme: Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a great vegetable to enjoy all year long. Unfortunately, in Connecticut, the harvest time is September-October so enjoy these vegetables for your fall favorite recipes like Fatima’s Sweet Potato Pie! Sweet potatoes are great for any…

Mums

Garden Thyme: Mums

As fall comes to an end, there’s always room for more planting! Chrysanthemum, also known as mums, are the most popular flower to grow and bloom in the fall and caring for them is easy. I started a bunch…

Tomatoes

Garden Thyme: Tomatoes

Tomatoes are everyone’s favorite vegetable (really a fruit) to plant during the gardening season because they are easy and bountiful! There are many different kinds of tomato seeds to start with, depending on what kind of tomato you want to grow…

eggplant

Garden Thyme: Eggplant

For the past two years I’ve had an abundance of eggplant! They grow the best in sunny, well drained areas but also need lots of water. I bought 6 young plants this year and planted them about two feet apart.…

Sunflowers

Garden Thyme: Sunflowers

This is my first year planting sunflowers and I still have a lot to learn. My sunflowers started from seeds I bought at Home Depot and I planted them in my garden in the back row on Memorial Day. I…

Pumpkin Patch

Garden Thyme: Pumpkin Patch

This is the second year I am doing pumpkins. Last year, I had the pumpkins growing in my garden but they didn’t have enough room to expand so they never produced and I think I planted them too early.…

Citronella Mosquito Plant

Garden Thyme: Citronella Mosquito Plant

 Do you have a backyard, terrace, or other outdoor space? Constantly getting bitten by mosquitos? The citronella mosquito plant is great for the summer. Have you ever thought about where the “citronella” in citronella candles come from? Although the citronella mosquito plant…

Garden Tours

Garden Thyme: Colleen’s Intro

Hi, I’m Colleen, Brian’s younger sister. Over the past two years, I’ve transformed our back lawn into an edible garden of Eden. Brian asked me to start a weekly post to share my gardening tips, so here’s a little intro…