Along the Gulf Coast in Alabama it’s planting time for the next garden. According to Bill Finch’s gardening wheel, July is when you should sow the following “on the windowsill”: broccoli, cabbage and brussels sprouts. You should be “setting out” your tomatoes, eggplant and peppers. In the ground, it’s time to sow fall beans, winter… Continue reading What to Plant Now?
I don’t have a fig tree in my garden. So, I consider myself blessed having friends here, along the Gulf Coast, with fig trees who don’t know what to do with figs, don’t like them or don’t want to hassle with them. They give them to me, I make jam or preserves and give them a… Continue reading Figs
I think the best part of my childhood was the peach tree in the back yard. It was an awesome climbing tree and my brothers and my friends and I would enjoy hanging out in it. It was so big (or maybe I was just so small) that it was fun to sit under. The… Continue reading Peachy Memories
I don’t ever recall having such an infestation of bugs on my basil or my mint. But this year I’m having problems growing these herbs. Seems something layed a ton of black eggs on most of the leaves when I wasn’t watching and they’ve hatched leaving the leaves eaten to a beautiful laceiness. It’s a… Continue reading Attack of the Worms?
What do you do with dandelions? The first thing I bet you thought was to kill them. Not so fast. They’re totally edible. Sure the leaves can be bitter (most often after the plant has flowered) but balance the bitterness with other flavors from other greens in your salad. Harvest them before they flower in… Continue reading What to do with Dandelions?
I sowed parisienne carrots directly into my garden back in February and finally harvested them today. They’re supposed to be little but I was expecting them to be fat. Oh well. I’ll add them to salads … or at least one salad.