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Zesty solution to vole woesZesty solution to vole woes

Holes pock-marking the garden beds. Centers nibbled out of precious winter lettuce heads. Healthy parsley plants suddenly flattened and limp,the deep tap roots completely vanished. Carrots eaten from the bottom up. Voles have suddenly become garden enemy #1!

Don’t know if it’s our aging cat providing less effective varmint control,or if it [...]

Favorite z4z varieties Favorite z4z varieties

scarlet runner pole bean (growing with purple peacock beans)

Going through the newly arrived seed packets,I see a good mix of both old friends and new acquaintances.

This week I’ll plant Napoli carrots in the hoop house,a favorite for cold season sowing and sweet,early summer harvests. Inter-planted will be [...]