There are so many reasons to garden. Just watching the little green shoots grow can inspire you to try more the next year.
I’m a big believer in gardening, even if it is just a few flowers and a tomato plant on the patio. My husband and I have been drawing out vegetable gardens on graph paper to plan where and how much of everything to plant since before we were married. We were big dreamers then and still are now 😉
Even if your small attempt at gardening is something you have never done or seen done, it is wonderful to see the effort of your hands turn into something that you can enjoy watching grow or enjoy together at the kitchen table.
Summertime is the very best time to make a potpourri, but November 15 is getting pretty far advanced in the year here for roses (or many other fresh flowers for that matter)!
This is one of the last truly lovely roses (‘Fourth Of July’ climbing rose) I could find in the yard! But, it gave me the fragrant idea to gather a late potpourri on this beautiful, invigorating day.
If you have never grown garlic…why not?
It’s a very ‘independent’ thing to do. We are slowly disabled when we become dependent on others.
One of the best ways to be part of the solution is to decrease our needs from the grocery and the pharmacist, which bring questionable goods in from long distances. A MORE sustainable means of acquiring food is to purchase locally. The BEST way is to grow your own organically. Garlic needs no chemicals since there are virtually no pests.
I was talking with a neighbor lady and told her we were picking abundant raspberries (in September), and she said, “What!! You’re getting raspberries now? What kind are they?”
There’s a reason so many recipes start with chopping onions. Onions are a great way to build flavor in a dish.
However, there’s a downside to all of that delicious, flavor-generating sulfur. It seems virtually impossible to chop an onion without crying, and any cook knows that chopping onions releases chemicals that sting.
What is this? Tear gas?