Category Archives: Herbs


I picked up ten pounds of seed potato a few days ago. Half the lot is Kennebec and the other half is Red LaSoda. I took them out the paper sack and placed them flat in the green house. There they will sit for about a week before they get cut into pieces and planted […]

autumn plans

As I’ve mentioned before, one of the benefits of gardening in ZONE TEN (yes, all caps, because it’s a challenging zone!) is that fall is a second spring for us. We get to garden year round. Whatever makes it through the soggy, blistering, and dark summers flourishes. And whatever doesn’t (vegetables, some herbs, fickle flowers […]

The days, they only get shorter.

I spent much of this evening outside watching Zoe ride around in her “shiny new car,” (its like a year and half old and she still calls it new) and conversing with the neighbors. With it being the longest day of the year, we took full advantage of the sun. We traded stories of summer […]

That smell

Way back last Thanksgiving or so, the wife sent me to the store to get a few things. I was trying to kill time so as not to have to do other things at the house and decided to take a stroll though the produce section. Going to every bin, looking at every label. While […]