Harvesting toloache & other black doings

I pruned one of the toloache bushes, which are now over my head. These things are so robust; neither bug nor disease seems to touch them. Handsome plants! I wanted the pickling cukes growing next to them to get a little more sun, though. I harvested the leaves and flowers from the prunings and am […]

Work Done This Weekend: chamomiles, angelica, solomon’s seal and more

It was forecast to be unseasonably hot Saturday, 85F/30C, and indeed, it got there. I had planned to do a bunch of garden work, like raking up the beds again after tilling, but the sun was too intense. Instead, I put stuff in the ground–three chamomiles, an angelica, a variegated Solomon’s seal (one day later […]