I had my first bean harvest of the year! It won’t be the last as there’s at least enough beans for still one more good harvest. I harvested three varieties: Alabama Black-Eyed Butter Lima, Christmas Pole Lima, and California Black-Eyed Cowpea. The crowd favorite was the Alabama Lima bean. They were so sweet and buttery… Continue reading Harvesting Beans
Found on a parsley plant!
A repost from last week with more photos… because I’m just loving these sunflowers!
Back in October I planted 40 cloves of garlic. I’ve never planted garlic before so these last 9 months have seemed like an eternity. It requires a lot of faith to plant garlic. You put a single clove in, wait several months, and then expect to pull out a whole head of garlic… it’s really… Continue reading Garlic
Last year, I grew one sage plant from seed. All summer and winter it stayed tiny and with each new day I feared the end of my sage had come. But it made it. It survived the hot, desert summer. It survived the colder-than-normal winter. And this spring… it has just exploded! I’ve made sage-and-gruyere-stuffed… Continue reading Sage
Last year’s parsley has flowered. It’s covered in ladybugs and other great insects. I love how it looks at the edge of the bedding so I’ve already planted another dozen parsley seedlings this spring.
I’m not one to want a bouquet of roses for a special occasion. But I do love a bouquet of my homegrown roses. They are in full bloom right now and all of my hard work in pruning has paid off. The red ones smell so beautiful!