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More plants!

This space is still nominally a knitting blog. And I actually have some to show you. But I keep forgetting to take pictures. Why? Because it is spring! 177 more words

Romaine for Mother's Day

Last year I started our garden in April and was able to harvest the first head of Romaine lettuce for a salad to complement Mother’s Day dinner. 126 more words


3 Summer Cocktails for the Whole Family, even the Kids

When our family heads up to our home on the Russian River, Lucky Bend Lookout, our summer time rhythm is pretty active but we always make time to enjoy happy hour on the deck overlooking the river. 832 more words


Cheated...just a bit!

I had set goals that I wanted to stick to for this year’s garden. I wanted to start EVERYTHING from seeds, so that it would be a learning process at each step. 289 more words


Odd Bits and Tomatoes

I recently started reading “The New Organic Grower” by Eliot Coleman and it has been interesting so far. Of course, his intended audience is a market grower and not a home gardener but I think his information can be scaled down to smaller gardens. 247 more words


Hardy Kiwi Vines and Sweet Potatoes

The sweet potatoes and kiwi vines I ordered from Baker Creek arrived yesterday, a little earlier than I was expecting. We technically have a couple of more weeks before the generally-accepted last frost date for our area, it they are here nevertheless. 165 more words


Potatoes and Passion Fruit

The first of the Kennebec potatoes I planted in grow bags are sprouting. Hopefully they will make pounds and pounds of potatoes this summer Hahaha… 128 more words