This post may include affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I’ll earn a small fee at no extra cost to you. The best place to get strawberries is at a little roadside stand. They’re fresh, local, and amazingly good. They actually taste like strawberries, unlike the little red golf balls you get at the grocery store. Jackjack and I picked up a whole bunch of strawberries recently to make
10. No more card catalogs—request books online. If a friend or fellow blogger mentions an author or suggests a book, it’s on my list with a couple of clicks. 9. The books can be delivered to any branch. I pick mine up at the library by work during lunchtime. Grab them off the reserve shelf, do self-checkout, and I’m out the door! 8. You can return books at any library
The garlic I planted last October is finally ready to harvest. The tips of their leaves are turning brown, and the stems have fallen over. According to Grandpa (the true garden expert), you need to stop watering them for a couple of days to let the papery skin dry out. I did that and then carefully dug them out, being careful not to cut or bruise them. Once harvested, I
This question usually comes up when friends take a look at the garden. There’s sometimes more interest in the garden “accessories” than in the plants themselves! Garden Box Strings We have a great backyard at our house, but the swimming pool takes up about 80% of it. The garden is in the back corner and along the back fence. I’ve gotten very good at squeezing crops in here and there,
Last summer’s garden, tucked in the far corner of the yard. There’s a lot going on in this small space! I hear this question all the time. Friends will start to read about gardening and then become paralyzed by all the decisions they think they have to make! Don’t stress. All you need to get started is sun, water, and dirt. Sun Yes, plants need lots of sun to grow.
On Friday, I went with friends to the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. “But wait!” you say. “She is a vegetable gardener, not a flower gardener! Whatever will she do in a flower garden?” I was in luck. The current exhibit is called “Edible Expeditions” and it featured beautiful, edible plants from around the world. While I haven’t eaten all of these (monster fruit? dragon eyes?)
Earlier this month, I set up my raised bed garden according to the Square Foot Gardening book and ended up with 18 squares. Believe it or not, that was enough room for everything I wanted to plant that didn’t need supports, like tomatoes, green beans, and cukes. Most of them were started from seeds, and I knew they wouldn’t all make it. True to form, when I went out to
Yes, I am known for being thrifty. Now, there are some things that I can’t do without, like having lunch with the girls at work, or buying Skippy instead of the store brand. But the price for some things just boggles my mind. Which brings me to dishwasher soap. Even with a great coupon and a sale at Target, it comes out to 30 cents a load! I knew I