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Is it spring yet?

I’ve got my seeds ready, my raised bed prepped, seed bombs (purchased and homemade), and even DIYed a seed mat from brown kraft paper, elmer’s glue, flower seeds, and tissue paper. Now I just have to wait AN ENTIRE MONTH for it to be warm enough to plant most of my stuff. The only thing I’ve been able to plant so far…

Rutabagas!

I harvested a bunch of rutabagas from my garden this morning, and I’m absurdly excited about the meal I plan to make with them tonight. I’m going to make something like a pommes anna (thin slices of rutabaga layered in a well lubricated cast iron pan and baked), but I plan to jazz it up with bacon and sage. I also…

Gardening adventures!

Since my lavender died I’ve been looking for new plants to kill. When my sweet potato and regular potato started sprouting I figured, ‘why not?’! So I watched a couple of videos and stuck them in dirt. This week I added the onion, even though I know it’s more likely to bolt and may not be fertile, but the flowers are…

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Cupboard Potato

It’s time for another Cupboard Potato update! Not much exciting is really happening. Sadly, I failed to get pictures when it was flowering. But, as you can see, Cupboard Potato is starting to die back. But, that is a good thing! As soon as it all dies back, I can start harvesting. I’ve started digging around to find…

butterflies

took these in my yard today. I believe they’re Red Admirals. There were about ten of them feeding on my echinacea this morning - I’d seen maybe one or two at a time for the past few weeks, but nothing like this. They don’t seem interested in the milkweed, bachelor’s button, calendula, alyssum, or borage I’m growing,…