On Discontent

The August garden is again this year most unsatisfactory. An almost total absence of rain, high temperatures and high humidity make for a discontented gardener and a stressed garden.

Of Seeds And Mice

Swiss Chard and Cardoon. Cardoon!!! Since those two are not interested in mice hunting in the greenhouse (only the great outdoors)… … we had to resort to those: …baited with organic peanut butter – no less. Round 2: minus 2 mice. Ungerminated flats also moved 

Of Mice And Seeds

ARGGGH!!! Swiss Chard. Round 1: Mice. AARRGGH!!!! E-VE-RY-SIN-GLE-ONES!!!! Lucullus, Perpetual, Poiree a Carde Blanche de Lyon, Fordhook, Carde Blanche! AARRRRGGH!!!

Of Beans Growing

Gardening keeps you humble. Here you are: pretty proud of yourself, because you’ve been gardening for over twenty years – you’ve even had some pretty good years and raised some unusual plants; you’ve dabbled in all kinds of things; have propagated a lot of your