Studying Sage

I have started an herbal study, choosing Sage, Salvia officials, as my herbal ally.  Today, I started looking at my task list as outlined by The Kitchen Herb Wife and set out into the autumn garden to take a few photos and collect some fresh Sage before the frost we expect early in the week. Task…

The End of the Harvest… The Beginning of the Garden…..

The End…… This week we are nearing the end of October and the end of our harvest.  There are apples to be picked, beets and carrots to be cleared from the garden and a few more herbs to be dried. The turkeys went in to the processor on Sunday night, they had been chasing the…

March Planting – 4/10

This weekend, according to the moon phase, is a not particularly good time for planting anything.  It was, however, a dry March weekend in Oregon, so planting happened. Saturday was beautiful so I added compost and fertilizer to the kitchen garden beds  and planted 2 rows of Nantes Carrots.  I also cleaned up around the…

President’s Day in the Garden – Part Two

My grandfather, Edwin Alexander McDougall, was a wonderful man.  He took in my mother, sister and I after my father died in a boating accident when I was only 6 months old.  My grandmother, whom I don’t remember died soon after and grandpa was left to deal with all us girls.  He was the stable…

Starting the Garden 2013

Planting We picked up the Veggie Calendar at Portland Nursery this afternoon.  It tells me that in Late February we should plant our asparagus crowns, garlic, onion sets, peas, potato tubers and shallots. Onions – Copra: medium, round, white, 105 days – – – -$4.99 (one bunch) Asparagus – Jersey Knight: all male – –…