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Hiking with your family is so much fun, especially when you are prepared!
Now that the garden is on hiatus until next spring, let’s refresh those indoor beauties!
After snipping a bunch of stems with lots of fresh looking leaves, the mint gets washed of all dirt. I use a salad spinner to help quickly dry the bunch. Then, I start the drying process. There are a few different ways to do this part. I prefer to dry my herbs the old-fashioned way,Continue reading “How I Make Mint Tea From my Garden”
3 Major Garden Fails to Avoid This Summer
Exciting times in my small city garden! Enjoying the fruits of my labor with the first salad from my vegetable garden is always a special treat. This year I am growing a lovely mix of salad greens called “Salad Bowl” along with “Burpee Bibb” lettuce. Described as a delicately crisp lettuce that is slow toContinue reading “5 Tips for Thinning Your Baby Lettuce”
I think we all can agree that roses are beautiful! This Mother’s Day I was gifted a beautiful rose bush for the garden (from my wonderful hubby). Since that day I’ve been caring for this lovely bush and admiring its blossoms on a routine basis. The color of the rose is a vivid pink thatContinue reading “A Lovely Rose in a Small Garden”
What an experience! So, tonight I went on a nature walk at the Awbury Arboretum with a group called the Wild Foodies of Philadelphia. I walked the grounds of the arboretum with a foraging enthusiast and was enlightened by the wealth of information that she was able to share about all of the native plantContinue reading “Foraging for wild edibles”
So, every year I have a garden and every year I like to try to grow something new! A plant that I have no experience growing, and have never grown before…that’s what I call the “wildcard”. In some years, I’ve had plants that I’ve experimented with and planted for the first time with great results!Continue reading “The Annual “Wildcard””
So I have a lot of little tomato seedlings this year. So many, that I had to start tossing them away! 🙁 I planted tomato seeds in the garden and they are coming up beautifully. However, there are more than 50+ tomato seedlings coming up in various sections of the garden- in places thatContinue reading “Wayward Tomatoes”