Saturday, April 30, 2011
I had lots to do today. Luckily the weather cooperated. I pulled all the weeds in my old vegetable containers from last year. I hate to throw out the soil from the tomato containers. I always use fresh soil for my tomatoes.
Here we have rosemary, oregano, curled parsley, pineapple sage and lots and lots and lots of mint. Here's a reason you shouldn't plant mint in the ground. They're notorious for spreading. Even in a container, the mint strives to take over.
Monday, April 25, 2011
2) While lentils are soaking, heat the olive oil in a large pot. Add the onions, garlic and leeks. Add salt and pepper, thyme and cumin and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are very tender, 10-15 minutes.
5) Turn off heat and stir in the red wine vinegar. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
I trimmed and trimmed and trimmed. Viola!! Fresh, green strawberry shoots! I wonder if they'll produce fruit this year?
The were trimmed and pinched back to encourage fuller plants.
I have 2 thyme varieties this year. Regular thyme and an orange thyme. I'll probably transplant them to a permanent home this weekend if the weather is good.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Here's Peep Show 2011!! People can get very creative with Peeps!
I guess the one good thing about Oregon rain is that my yard stays nice and green. My lilac bushes love Oregon rain. I learned the hard way that trimming them back just after their flowers die off produces very bushy, lush and heavy flowers the next season.
One of peony plants has reemerged after a long slumber. This one is the early bloomer of the two I have. I *heart* peonies!
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Today I took advantage of the nice weather to get a few more garden chores done. Since I had small spaces in my cold frame, I decided to plant some direct sown seeds. Today I planted:
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
It was served on a soft roll and a bed of baby greens. They added some grilled onions and a spicy red pepper sauce that was delicious!! It was the best hotdog ever!! I really wanted to go back for seconds!!