Yep, Black Nightshade: It’s everywhere, and it’s trying to tell us something

I haven’t really been paying much attention to a mini-group of black spine-free daturas growing next to the pea trellis, since they volunteered and seem to be doing very well without any help from me. I’ve just been enjoying the occasional bloom. Yesterday I was having a good look at the garden and noticed that […]

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 […]