So at my last day of work, surveying the news reports out of Italy, I made the decision to self-isolate a little earlier then the city of San Francisco pulled the trigger to do so, due to my parent's health issues. Realizing I had to prepare for a while without supplies, I bought as much … Continue reading Mid-March planting, part 1
Going back to my roots with eccentric and exciting mints. We begin with my favorite, red-stemmed peppermint. As detailed a few posts ago, one prone to bugs, but possessing of the most delightful scent. He was potted up in a favorite pot of mine, from a sale a while back. But what of my earlier … Continue reading March madness? No- Mint madness!
The weather continues to be absolutely wild. Cool nights still, with the occasional 70 degree day- and no rain in sight. Even the Brassicas that are bolt resistant are having fits, and I don't blame them. But there are some good signs too. The Rosemary is in full bloom- always a sign that Spring is … Continue reading Fresh growth as the days grow longer
Five herbs enter- five herbs... get along well? The sun herb bed is limping along, but the Berggarten sage has finally given up the ghost and as I'd like to have a more dignified bug free herb pot- the sun herb bed needs some negotiation- time for a change. I got some goodies yesterday, and … Continue reading Herb thunderdome
So I've had some old dead tarragon under my shade herb pots for a while. I set them there during the rains to see if they'd bounce back. Not very bouncy. The one in terra-cotta is stone dead, and I thought the one in ceramic was too. Well what do you know? After cutting back … Continue reading Tenacious Tarragon