Inside and Outside

I was able to collect seeds from last year’s garden to help off set this year’s seed purchase. Left from last year I had Dill, Melon, Snow Peas, Black Eyed Susan Vine, Coriander/Cilantro, Onion Chive, Cardinal Climber, Morning Glory, Basil, Snap Dragons, Nasturtium, Marigold, Sunflower, Lettuce, and Zinnia. This year I bought all of my…

Good weather means good growth.

Freezing and canning has gotten really fun and rewarding. It’s neat to be eating last season’s harvest while growing the current season. We still have a few jars of spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce, hot relish, salsa, and pickles on hand. Much of what I’ve grown this year are from seeds I collected from last season’s…

Here they come!

It’s still been pretty cold outside and I’ve not had enough free time to get into the gardens and beds. Despite the neglect, some of the flowers are taking care of themselves. Pictured here are Crocus, Tulips, and Hyacinth. In the background are Iris and Daylily. Normally the Snowdrops would be first to arrive. Not…

Been a while.

My production work has kept me very busy the past several weeks and I have not been able to “play” in the garden nearly as much as I did earlier this season. My wife, Brenda, has worked very hard keeping everything going while I was away. Before I started getting calls for work I DID…

Chamomile

This Week’s Big News: Chamomile

The Chamomile is blooming very nicely. The flowers aren’t much larger than a dime but there are many of them. I harvested these mature ones to dry and make tea. I just used the last of the Chamomile Tea that I bought so I am ready to try the fresh stuff. It’s suggested that you…

Found it!

Bunnies 1 Me 0 – But the game isn’t over.

I don’t know if I’m working any concerts this weekend or not. I am tomorrow for sure. If not, I still have Winter Squash and Pumpkins to get in the ground. I also have Summer Squash, more Melons, and more Sunflowers to get in. I haven’t prepared the soil for them yet, either. Ugh. I…