After feeling very discouraged today’s harvest was way past amazing.
After last week’s disaster with my tomato plants, I was pretty discouraged with the harvest I was expecting from my garden, yet again. Seems since we’ve moved into this house I can’t do anything right to keep a garden going from spring to fall.
Today my garden decided to let me know it’s doing well and producing just fine. I walked out the door to find three melons had dropped from [...]
First killing frost is on its way.
Yesterday I had to do the mad frost dance. They were predicting that we might get our first frost and I hadn’t finished harvesting the basil. So, out I run, cut down the lemon basil, bring it in, pick the leaves and put them on the dehydrator sheet, and start them dehydrating. Mad dash number two is for licorice basil. Now the dehydrator is full.
Then I go out and cut down most of [...]
Honeybees on catnip
Catnip (Nepeta cataria) is well known for its affects on cats. Anyone who’s ever seen a cat given a catnip toy knows that they lose all their reserve and act like they’re totally uninhibited, drunk possibly.
Catnip seems to have that same affect on all the pollinators. Right now my catnip is in full bloom and it is covered in every sort of flying nectar drinker I’ve ever seen. There are bees, green flies, butterflies, etc. They just [...]