Garden Salad

Today we enjoyed the first salad of the year made mostly of things growing in the garden. As I often do, I just washed the vegetables and laid them out on the counter for each person to tear into bite sized pieces and assemble their own salad. Ingredients from the garden were: parsley spinach tender … More Garden Salad

Turmeric Harvest

I’m not expecting any deep freezes in the next week or so but I went ahead and harvested all the turmeric and brought it in for the winter.   I disturbed this little guy’s hibernation in the soil.   I will store the turmeric rhizomes with the soil still clinging to the roots wrapped in … More Turmeric Harvest

Garden Salad

I was cleaning out a few garden beds where plants had either been harvested or gone to seed and ran across these two Alpine King radishes. As old as I knew them to be I expected them to be woody or pithy, but they were tender and just right. I included one of them in … More Garden Salad

Second Day Of Spring

Finally got my string trimmer back from the mechanic so I was knocking down some weeds and tall grass around the garden and noticed that a small *copperhead snake had become an inadvertent casualty. Copperheads are venomous and have an ornery disposition so I would have dispatched the little bugger anyway because it was in … More Second Day Of Spring

Gardening Friends & Foes – Battle Lines Are Being Drawn

Slowly but surely progress is being made cleaning up and prepping the planting beds. Even though daytime temperatures exceed 80ºF (26C) some days I have only planted a few cold hardy plants because spring is a few weeks away and night time temperatures can still dip down to freezing. Most gardeners in these parts won’t … More Gardening Friends & Foes – Battle Lines Are Being Drawn