A Virtual Afternoon Tea – More Fresh Herbs

A Virtual Afternoon Tea – More Fresh Herbs

As the weather is turning cooler by the day in Southern Ontario, I am getting ready to clear annuals and weeds, prune perennials, and mulch the garden beds, in preparation for the winter months.  I am also harvesting as much of my herbs as I can, because even the perennials will eventually shed all their tops and go dormant.  I will share my techniques for preserving herbs in another post soon, but for this one, it was time to prep some tea and treats ... click on title for more

Harvest Time – Multiplier Onions

Harvest Time – Multiplier Onions

This summer has been a crazy rollercoaster of super hot days with no precipitation, followed by days of continuous heavy rains, introducing extreme growing patterns in my garden; in particular, this caused my multiplier onion patch to quickly transform into a maze of weeds. After clearing all the brush, I was somewhat surprised to see that my precious crop of multiplier onions had survived and, moreover, it looked ready for harvest … click on title for more

FOTD – Veracruz in my Garden

FOTD – Veracruz in my Garden

Jalapeño peppers have become very well known around the World, but this pepper was originally cultivated in the Mexican state of Veracruz, and more specifically, it was named after the demonym of its capital city, Jalapa. I always grow two plants of standard jalapeño pepper in my garden; this year, they are already blooming and developing fruit … click on title for more