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

Spring & Renewed Prospects Of A Vegetable Garden

Spring is a month away but most days it feels like spring already. I am loving it! Some days the temperature reaches almost 80ºF (26ºC). The green anole lizards have been coming out of hibernation to warm themselves in the sunshine on the satellite dish. Last year I counted almost ten lizards congregated on the … More Spring & Renewed Prospects Of A Vegetable Garden

It’s that time of year again. The first hard freeze of the season is predicted overnight. Time to save a few sprigs of basil, pick all the peppers regardless of size or ripeness and bring in anything else worth saving. The beets and carrots should be just fine and hopefully the Swiss Chard. I’m disappointed … More