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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
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”
I’ve been growing this lavender plant in my garden for many years, about 8 to be exact. And every year I seem to learn more about this particular plant. It’s likes and dislikes, it’s inconsistencies, it’s overall behavior… After all these years with my pink lavender, I am still interested. I took a picture ofContinue reading “Pink Lavender and plant photography”
I’ve been growing vegetables in my garden for over 10 years now, and every year I learn something new! I keep detailed records of what veggies I grew last year and work on my plans each spring to decide what to plant in the current year. This photo shows the garden 1 week after theContinue reading “Planting beans in the garden”
One of my favorite parts of having a garden (besides eating the delicious food that comes from it) is watching it grow. When I grow veggies and herbs from seed I get to watch the whole process, and it’s amazing! One little seed can turn into a huge plant that produces a bounty of sustenance.Continue reading “The beginning”
This year, I am growing many herbs from seed and basil is one of them! This picture is about 2 weeks after adding the seeds to the soil. Here in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania we have had great weather over the past few weeks to facilitate the growing process! I love growing basil because it tastes greatContinue reading “Growing herbs from seed”