Monthly Archive: March, 2014

Today’s Post is Brought to You by the Letter “C”: More Companion Plantings

As we near the end of the month, I wanted to share a few more herbal companions that work well in the food garden: Caraway.  Caraway is a Biennial or Annual Herb, which… Continue reading

What to Do, What to Do, for Bed No. 2?

Bio-intensive; companion plantings; water scarcity; those terms kept running through my head as I plotted out bed No. 2.  Although important to keep them in mind so that I can give my garden… Continue reading

Here’s to Being a Lazy Gardener: Companion Planting in the Bigger Picture

The days are getting warmer where I live.  I’m antsy to start planting, but the nighttime temperatures aren’t quite warm enough yet.  In the meantime, I’ve been plotting out my garden on a… Continue reading

Sidebar: Helpful Drought Tips

The attached document was recently put together by the Contra Costa Master Gardeners, and I wanted to pass it along to anyone who is facing water scarcity this coming growing season. The document addresses the… Continue reading

Though She Be But Little, She is Fierce: The Chive

“. . . and though she be but little, she is fierce” is a quote from A Midsummer Night’s Dream to describe the lovely Hermia.   Extremely diminutive, Hermia is the visage of… Continue reading

A Few of My Favorite Things: Using Herbs as Companion Plantings

My favorite thing to plant in my yard are herbs.  They are easy to grow and have so many benefits, that I like to call them the gateway drugs of gardening.  If you… Continue reading

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