4th of July
We spent much of the day out in the sun, and went for a nice bike ride. Beautiful weather this weekend, and rain possible tonight. I always hope for rain over night.... Read More
Chives & Catnip
Why do the herbs always need to be picked when there is no other food in the garden to season with them? I have more chives and catnip than we will ever... Read More
Perennial Herb & Flower Beds
My my terrific brother picked up three loads of these 16″ blocks for me at less than $1 per piece. There are 26 blocks per bed, bringing the project to a grand... Read More
Perennial Beds made with Concrete Blocks
Last year I put up a flimsy wood fence to add some definition to my garden’s border. It barely survived the summer, so I wanted to think of something different (and more... Read More
More Signs of Spring
Catnip, the earliest spring herb: Also, it looks like the thyme wasn’t even phased by 4 months of freezing weather and more than four feet of snow. Ready to use!
I cut down all the catnip in the garden, which should give some of the other herbs a bit more room to grow. I’m sure well get a couple more good pickings... Read More
Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
We’ve been getting an average of two inches of rain per week. While all of the herbs are growing well, the catnip has really surprised me. It is currently the tallest plant... Read More
So I’ve been busy this spring and my garden plot and seedlings aren’t what I pictured before we started this year. But thats ok. You can see the row I’ve had planted... Read More
Garden Preparation: Part 2
Two weeks later we finished spreading the compost and tilling the garden. Jessi’s half is on the left; Chris’s half is on the right. Let the games begin!
It’s been cool and cloudy in the morning giving way to sun and warmth come afternoon. The summer squash is winding down even if it doesn’t know it. It along with the... Read More
Mint We must have gone wrong somewhere with the herbs; either we planted them too late or the soil just wasn’t right. Now, in early August, we finally have basil plants that... Read More
Two kinds of papaya trees and a couple of medjool date palms Though the papayas aren’t technically part of our vegetable garden, I spent a lot of time getting them to germinate,... Read More