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More Gardening

Trying to get a bit of a jump on growing tomatoes.  Here is my early plant; an Heirloom variety that has flower buds on it. Fresh tomatoes in 4 weeks. 58 more words

New Quilt Projects

Cilantro, here we go

When the cilantro goes to seed, it becomes coriander.
I filled my spice jars for the Winter. How wonderful to see my spice cupboard stocked with many of my own herbs and spices. 58 more words

The State of the Garden: "Spring" 2014

It’s been the longest, nastiest winter in my memory. It finally seems to be lifting, but even now, after four days of above-zero temperatures, the yards are covered with a thick cobbler of ice and mushy snow.  385 more words


Creating a Beautiful Tea Garden

Creating a beautiful tea garden this year will not only bring great happiness, but also provide free medicine in the garden, help feed the bees and butterflies, and can be grown anywhere from an apartment balcony to a forty acre parcel. 501 more words


Herb Gardens for All

On this lovely first day of spring, I’m grateful for rosemary.  We planted (and by we, I mean Scott) three rosemary plants in our front garden bed the other day.   282 more words

The Yard

February Transformation: Back to Growing Some Food

My fifty-sixth birthday finds me at home, taking a rare day off the day job (busking in the Berkeley BART station and the Berkeley Farmers’ Market), spreading sheets of newspaper around parts of the backyard, weighting it down with rocks and bricks and whatever I can find. 620 more words

Free Food is Good!

Ok, so those beautiful pre-fab raised garden boxes? Ya, not for me. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to own some, but I’m all about gardening to save money, not spend it. 539 more words