Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Using plants

Chief among my advise to people about what to plant is plant what you like, so you will use it.

So I set about to make a tincture from my mint. Into a large pot I put some water and a steam basket, upon which was a cup. On the basket but not in the cup were the mint leaves. The lid of the pot was inverted to direct condensation to the middle where it would drip into the cup.

After a bit, some clear liquid had accumulated in the cup, and the water in the pot had turned to tea. The clear was certainly not plain water but it wasn't minty at all. The tea however was ok, but again, not terribly minty

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Saturday, June 6, 2015


Radish patch
Taters coleworts zucchini
Sage and pinks, feverfew too
White flag
Tansy and strawberry
Wormwood chive and flag iris

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Bed conversion

Those bricks were got to finish the inside of the greenhouse, but they are the wrong size so they have been piled here for quite some time.

The bed has been reclaimed for te echinacea and such from the upper garden.

Beans and peas have been planted in the upper garden today 16 may

Pix are bed before and after

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Current Bloomings

First azalea is out, early tulips. Later daffodils are still going as is forsythia. Hyacinth, wild violets, dandelions, apple, strawberry, alehoof and whatever this is.