Category Archives: Herbs

Farmin’ the Front

For years I have been sporting an agricultural mullet – suburban-nice in the front and a garden-party in the back, but no more. Yesterday I ripped out the low growing juniper bush that was taking up half of the space … Continue reading

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Starting My Garden Early

While Punxsutawney Phil and the meteorologists work out their differing predictions for the end of winter, growers are already hard at work preparing for spring, summer and fall. January plant starts included cabbage, chili peppers, bell peppers and rosemary. Now … Continue reading

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Winter Growing

This winter there will be a lot of focus on my indoor gardens mostly because my outdoor winter garden is a bit of a bust this year.  The collards and spinach I planted were just beginning to grow when an … Continue reading

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Variations On A Theme – Potato Leek Soup

My favorite recipes are the ones that resemble a good canvas – a delicious backdrop that can be accentuated and modified by what is in season and/or on hand.  Having just finished a post about an overabundance of serrano peppers, … Continue reading

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Making Hay While The Sun Shines – Part 2

Even before the surprise bounty of figs arrived on my doorstep Saturday morning, I had a hefty agenda for my first full weekend back home in my garden in 3 weeks. Serranos – picking them at both the green and … Continue reading

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Inadvertent Homage

…to Scarborough Fair on my deck. Companion planting 1670 style!  Here is the Simon and Garfunkel version if you need to get the song unstuck from your head.

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