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Timing is allTiming is all

Jumble of transplants —basil,tomatoes,eggplants and peppers —waiting for the right time to get planted.

To plant or not to plant? That is the question. Whether it is wiser to plant now and risk the slings and arrows of outrageous weather or to wait,potentially squandering the too-short lease of summer. [...]

Lettuce - all sizes,all seasonLettuce –all sizes,all season

May 13 before thinning

Lettuce grows like crazy in May thanks to the ample daylight hours and still-cool temperatures. It’s salad heaven —the reward for planting in early spring.

A delightful array of colors and textures can be achieved by seeding multiple varieties of lettuce,but it’s also fun to be [...]

Flavor of flowersFlavor of flowers

Korean lilac and siberian iris blooming with the chives –late May 2009

A year ago while admiring the mid-day buzz around some profusely blooming chive blossoms in my garden I noticed that none of the pollinators were honey bees. Instead,a multi-cultural throng of pollinating insects ranging in size from the big [...]