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garlic musing and other observations

We have started harvesting garlic. I think because of so much rain it wants out of the ground before I thought it would. Two things I've never seen. Reddish bulbils coming in the stems of…

summer is here

It been a busy week mostly it seems like weeding potatoes.  It seemed like so recently they were weeded pretty good, but then rain and rain and rain and suddenly it's a field of weeds. …

planting at last

Well I just finished a long post about planting and the powers of the internet erased it GRRRRRR!!! So more briefly since Memorial Day we've managed to plant tomatoes, peppers, tomatilla's, eggplant, a huge variety…

response to Kathy C.

Kathy asked me if Abe Lincoln tomatoes are pink or red. They are a red medium sized tomato. She also asked if they need support. We planted them once in 2010 and I can't remember…

sweet strawberries and rosemary

Today we had a going away party at our house for our priest who was on essentially a 3yr residency with our church. So most of the parish was here for this bittersweet goodbye. So…

plant sale and other meanderings

We had our 1st plant sale this past Saturday. We had from heavy to light rain through the whole sale, bad luck. In spite of it we sold $400 worth of plants. Bill, Debbie, Bonnie,…

potatoes and bee whisperer

This picture isn't great but it captures much of our potato field with our Bee Whisper Junior in the background. He worked for a long time yesterday trying to get a swarm of bee's that…

Garden musings

It's been a fairly quiet week for most here at LMU. It's been too wet and cold to do much in the gardens. We had hoped to start planting corn and beans at Wednesday workday…