With the new kitchen garden bed finally completed this year in March, tarragon was one of the first herbs planted.
The popcorn is just about ready to harvest! Here’s the first cob. This corn was grown in a raised bed with no chemicals or pesticides — compost, soil, and mulch only! Continue reading
In the garden, I found that some of the leaves on the bell peppers had been “cut out” along the edges. This was not at all bothersome for me because Continue reading
Bee Pollinating a Poppy. Notice the collected pollen on his back legs — he’s about ready to go back to the hive. This is NATURE at work!
Although we’ve had gardens for the past 25 years, our raised bed gardening is in full swing this year — after 3 years of planning and building, we are finally ready. The last bed we added was for herbs, so I’m adding a new topic to my blog as well. Continue reading
In my gardens, the fresh Dill Weed grows profusely in the Spring and often dies back in the summer heat, just as Continue reading
With my new dehydrator up and running, I’ve been busy. This week, I harvested the last bunch of carrots and they are now stored, dry, in canning jars.
Although the harsh freeze (down to 19 degrees Fahrenheit) damaged much of the Fall/Winter garden, these carrots survived and we are now enjoying the benefit of covering them with frost cloth and tarps! Continue reading
The Meyer lemon has a very thin skin and is, therefore, not suitable for long-term storage – the lemons generally will not last more than 10 days to two weeks before degrading. Continue reading
In USDA Zone 8b and 9, it is time to plant onions for a spring harvest.
Onions require cooler temperatures for growth and Continue reading