The Old Farmer's Almanac posted an article on Facebook today entitled "What To Do With Fall Leaves." I have a couple of huge oak trees, none of which I can fit my arms around. They drop plenty of leaves to keep me busy in the fall. This year, I'd like to put them to work in … Continue reading Using Leftover Leaves
The mornings are crisp, the leaves are turning, and the days are getting shorter. Autumn is just around the corner. As part of my new goal to eat more in tune with the seasons, I've been attempting to plan out some meals for the upcoming season. It hasn't been easy. I've never been good at … Continue reading Autumn Meal Planning
I love the flavor of pink tomatoes. Caspians and German Pinks have been my favorite tomato for several years now. Not only are they massive in size, but have excellent flavor and are perfect for my preferred way of eating tomatoes; sliced. Unfortunately, I passed on the Caspains this year and only planted German Pinks. … Continue reading Now that’s a Tomato!
The King of the North pepper is the best tasting pepper in my garden, hands down. I'm not a fan of most peppers. I think they have an odd flavor. But these peppers I could munch on. The King of the North is a mild, sweet pepper with an absolutely delicious flavor. This pepper's fruits … Continue reading King of the North Pepper
Ingredients 1 box of spaghetti noodles (or your favorite pasta) 2 sweet pepper, diced 1 cucumber, sliced 1 cup of tomatoes, diced 1 can of sliced black olives, drained 1/2 cup of your favorite cheese 1 bottle of Italian Dressing (I prefer low fat because it has a tangier flavor) Directions Cook pasta according to … Continue reading Recipes from the Garden: Garden Pasta Salad
August 1st marks the celebration of the first harvest; Lughnasadh. The celebration of the sun, of life, and of the harvest. By this point, I've already harvested a few plants (especially if I'm growing peas) but it marks the time when the garden really begins to flourish. Tomatoes and peppers are being picked by the … Continue reading The Garden in August
"I'm not going to do a garden next year." That's what I keep telling my husband. Gardens are a lot of time and hard work. But when January rolls around, I know I'll start planning. I know I'll pull out my notes and garden layout from this year. I know I'll start looking at seeds … Continue reading I’m not going to do a garden next year.
Have I been busy or what. At one point, in a two week period, I was home for 3 nights. The adventures never stop. Unfortunately, my garden has taken a bit of a hit. Weeds were starting to get a bit out of control and my plants are well over-do for a good feeding. … Continue reading How the time Flies
I have noticed an increase in insect activity in the garden over the past couple of days. Bugs that I haven't previously encountered are roaming my crops. I panic, and then my reasoning kicks in. Off to google I go. The Mexican Beetle Enemy This one surprised me. I thought it might be something similar … Continue reading New Allies and New Enemies
Plants are growing. Flowers are blooming. Cool crop harvests are wrapping up. It's a beautiful time for transition. I could spend hours photographing and observing these changes occur in my garden.