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…

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…

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…

KONG!

My friend’s garden has 2 amazing plants. This is a Cherry Tomato plant that has gone absolutely nuts. There’s so much vegetation and so few Tomatoes. It’s really awesome to see how crazy this has gotten. Then there’s this GIGANTIC Kong Sunflower. I hope the picture does it justice. It’s towering. I harvest the heads…