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
With the mild Fall temperatures and good rainfall, any tomatoes and egg plants growing were allowed to continue. The plants were covered to protect them from Continue reading
In USDA zone 8b, we enjoy a variety of bright colors in Fall, from plants that continue to grow through October and sometimes well into November. Continue reading
We recently harvested Fresh Pequin Chili Peppers to make Hot Sauce for Fall. The brilliant red is a great color for these tiny hot peppers! Continue reading
It’s October 1 —Yikes, how did I let September get by without posting about the Oxblood lilies? Continue reading