Nightshades in the garden today: black nightshade, wild tobacco, jasmine tobacco, peppers, and wild petunias

Datura outpacing black nightshade

After taking some time to think it over, I went out today and began uprooting black nightshade plants that had grown in places other than where I planted them. For one thing, I don’t want it taking over my entire yard. I have a lot of other herbs out there, […]

Planting out and preparing for harvests: seedlings and canning jars

Today I got a lot of plants in the ground. I lined the front walk with calendula, which I hope to harvest for tincture, and then interspersed that with blood-drop emlets, which I am growing because they are beautiful and I hope to get seeds. The very fancy and expensive Japanese morning glory seeds I […]

Satisfaction Starting Plants: yarrow, feverfew, nightshade, foxglove & more

I love growing plants from seed, especially when it’s successful.:) This year is working out pretty well along those lines. While it’s true that a number of seeds that needed cold stratification did not do well when transplanted into soil, others that I started directly in peat pellets or that needed warmth to germinate are […]