In Honor of Herbs

I love growing herbs. They have so many great qualities to recommend them. They can be grown anywhere, even  in a small space, such as  a  kitchen window. For the most part, they  aren’t fussy, are easy to process and store, and only a few plants can supply you with wonderful flavor from your garden year round. I like to plant them in pots on the porch.  They are usually the  very first harvest, as leaves can be used as soon as there are enough to spare.  I  pinch a Read More …

Starting Seeds in Sprouting Jars

Every spring, when I am lucky enough to be able to garden, it’s a  race against time to get seeds or starts in the ground at the earliest possible moment, that is, as soon as the soil is dry enough and it is late enough to escape losing everything to a hard frost.  Additionally, the garden needs to be ready to plant.  Outside plots, beds and buckets need to be prepared.  In a perfect world, it would  be like a symphony with every task perfectly organized and timed to be Read More …