finally… it’s time to garden!

We’re doing raised beds for the first time ever. The raised bed to the left has onions, carrots, spinach and lettuce. I’m planting all of my herbs and flowers in the garden bed next to the house (not raised). So far, we have 2 kinds of basil, lemon grass, oregano,

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canning garden tomatoes

Last last summer I crushed and canned my garden tomatoes. Removing the tomato skins – place the tomatoes in a large pot of boiling water for 30-45 seconds, but no longer than a minute. then put them into a bowl of ice water. This makes the skins come right off the tomatoes. If

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2012 summer garden

I’m waiting for my herbs to come in a bit more on the left before I finish mulching that side. My lavender and chard are huge and lovely this year. My cat nip was doing great, but I think my neighbors cat is peeing on it 🙁 Update: I trimmed

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