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Red Currant Jam & Cucumbers

I should have made pickles today, I have loads of cucumbers. But… there was a beautiful bag of frozen red currants in the freezer that’s been calling my name. 287 more words


Book Recommendation: The Vegetable Gardener's Bible by Edward Smith

I finished reading this book yesterday, and I loved it. It was very thorough and split into sections. I particularly was pleased with the section on recognizing, preventing, and controlling garden pests using organic methods. 286 more words

Gardening Books

Hibiscus, Harvest & Sourdough

All the hibiscus are blooming. A few  raspberries and green beans are still trickling in. The cucumbers are taking over with a vengeance. Once again, my squash succumbed to mildew and I wish I had planted more potatoes. 36 more words


Grow Food, Not Lawns

A gardener is born.

In August of 2013, I moved from San Francisco, where I had lived for over 20 years, to Portland, Oregon. I moved in large part because I wanted to have a garden. 762 more words

Backyard Gardening

Garden Update

The days are busy picking blueberries, drying herbs, weeding and filling the house with giant bouquets of Bee Balm and Annabelle Hydrangeas. I made a big batch of sauerkraut and we have fresh garden salads every night.   126 more words


Blueberry Honey Lemon Tart

Berry season, guys. It’s my happy place. I typically fail at sharing evidence of the berry production on my property because I am too busy shoveling berries into my face. 456 more words

Organic Gardening