The Lure of Saffron
Growing saffron is a lot easier than I thought it would be. Place the corms flat side down in loamy soil. I used a large container in the greenhouse because it rains a lot here and too much water is not good for saffron. Cover the bulbs with about an inch of dirt and mist…
Papaya from Seeds
You know all of those shiny, tender black seeds inside a papaya you see when you cut it in half, that resemble fish roe, that most people scoop out and toss in the garbage? Those seeds are easy to grow. Place them on paper napkins and allow to dry for about three days. In the…
I love the scent of bayleaf. Many are familiar with the herb in chili, but I also like it in crab boil and some chicken dishes. I have a few small trees in the yard and garden and they do well in the Alabama climate. They also survived a slightly below freezing event this past…
A Little Herb Garden, Continued
Progress with the little garden sitting amongst a few trees on the property. Allowed the wild berries to remain, and placed a night blooming jasmine front center. The chamomile took a few days to stop drooping, and now has some pepper in it’s walk.
A Little Herb Garden
This is what I am starting with: A little progress while leaving in some of the natural plants, especially the berries.
Gardening is the New Gym
They say gardening is the new gym, and while there are no barbells or treadmills in my gardens, there is plenty of dirt to be tilled and the occasional weeds to pull. Mostly there is the pleasure of being outside and tending to plants you can clip and bring to the kitchen, add dimensions to…