Getting in the rest of the garden: angelica, cucumbers, painted daisies, pyrethrum, valerian

I spent much of today getting in most of the rest of the garden. We’re supposed to get a high of 88F/31C This morning it was only 68F/20C, but the sun quickly became intense. What ever happened to the indifferent sun of my youth? Nowadays it feels like it is penetrating to bone. I still […]

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 […]