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…

Chamomile

I was lucky that the Chamomile reseeded itself. It ended up coming up kind of all over the place; along other beds, in paths, also in the Strawberries. We dried more of it for tea this season. It was pretty satisfying to see it for sale locally and the premium it sells for. Something that…

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…

A Cool Spring

Tulips are close. Not sure what colors these are, many are actually blooming for the first time this year. The Queen of the Night are the ones I was excited about the most but those don’t look like they’ll flower, however. Last season I thinned and planted Muscari throughout the bed. So they came back…

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…

Spring 2014 – EAT MY PLANTS!

It is officially Spring which means we’ll be back to work in the gardens and posting lots of pictures. There are some new plans for 2014… My good friend, Jman, starts his Permaculture plan at his cottage. He’s been doing a lot of research and designing this past Winter and is ready to make some…

Fall into Winter – Happy New Year

The season was ending. Harvests were getting less frequent yet I still had much to do. At this point I should have been pulling hydration lines, cutting mulch and compost into the beds, but I was only collecting seeds. As you can see from the picture above, Morning Glory were still coming on strong. Put…