Remember the garlic I planted a few weeks ago?Continue reading “The Garlic Has Sprouted”
I woke up this morning to frost on the ground! It’s officially our first frost: November 21, 2021.Continue reading “First Frost 2021”
Remember the chervil I planted a week or so ago (10 days ago to be exact) to use in a soup recipe?
Hmmm….not looking good. But upon closer inspection……Continue reading “Update on the Chervil”
I’m starting to plan next year’s garden! How exciting!! I love the planning process almost as much as the planting and harvesting parts of gardening. I’m still working out the infrastructure of the garden, and I don’t even know if I’ll stay in this garden space for another full year, so I’m still keeping my plans pretty modest.Continue reading “Planning the 2022 Garden”
This might be one of the last Foliage Friday posts for 2021. The sun sets before 5, and very little gardening is happening these days. I don’t think I’m going to be posting as often on my usual schedule (Sun|Mon|Tue|Thu|Fri) for the rest of November and December, but I do intend to pick things back up at my usual rate in January when I start sowing seeds and the days start getting longer.
But I have a mushroom to share today – and you may recognize this one from your own yard.Continue reading “Fungus Friday: Laccaria laccata “The Deceiver””
The garden-fresh produce is rapidly dwindling. But I can still eke out a good pile of leafy greens.
This is a mixed bowl of mustard greens, spinach-mustard, kale, and arugula.Continue reading “A Late Fall Garden Harvest”
I have one more recipe left in my Veganomicon cookbook – I’ve made every other recipe (that’s over 250 recipes). The last recipe is a Porcini Wild Rice Soup, and it calls for chervil. I grew chervil this summer, but it’s a cool weather crop and it bolted pretty quickly, so I didn’t even get to try any. (I did save its seeds, though, so it wasn’t a total loss).Continue reading “Starting Chervil Indoors”
I took the cover off the fall crops so it could get some water from the rain – we still haven’t had our first frost, and there are no frosts in the forecast.Continue reading “Garden Log 2021: Week 28”
Last weekend, I took big the avocado tree out to the porch to give it a thorough watering. Its tips are turning brown and I’m worried its due to a build up of salt in the pot from too small waterings. Nate noticed some little white fuzzy things on some of the branches….Continue reading “Avocado Pest: Cottony Cushion Scale”
This mushroom is growing in our yard.
It’s quite large and reminds me of a portobello mushroom – but I didn’t eat it!Continue reading “Fungus Friday: Wine Cap Mushroom Perhaps? Or not.”