A month ago, the tomato plant looked like this: And now, they look like this:
It’s another hot one in D.C. today. Sweltering and sticky. Watering the front and back yards takes 10 trips with the glass bowl I’ve been using. I’m thinking of exploring an urban rain barrel idea – a sort of rain barrel made for smaller apartments or homes, city life. Where would be the best place … More Summer stories
My mint harvest was plentiful. Last week, I used about 8 cups of it, stems and all, to infuse vodka. Today, I poured the infused vodka through a coffee filter expecting to store it in the freezer and enjoy a minty fresh cocktail tonight. I think I used too much mint for my infusion. Not … More Herby ideas
Trev sent me this article from the Washington Post listing ways to deal with an abundance of kitchen herbs. Too much thyme or mint doesn’t seem to be a problem if you want to infuse liquor or cook Italian, or if you eat lots of salads. All on my list of things to do. Today, … More Herb invasion?
(Or will be). Eventually. In 7-10 days. With some rain and nice sun. On Tuesday night, I tore up some newspaper to add another layer to my worm bin and misted it with water. I gingerly peered inside, and they seemed to be happy and squirmy. Trev and I also made strides on landscaping the … More Where the wildflowers are
A couple weeks ago, I ordered new work shoes and live red wiggler worms (optimal for vermicomposting as they produce the fastest) online. Yes, that’s right. I ordered worms (guaranteed live delivery!) online from Uncle Jim’s Worm Farm. After purchasing the worms, all of my Internet ads were either from Reebok or hippie composting websites. … More New word: Vermicomposting
I made a salad using my lettuce and newly picked onions from the garden to go with a spaghetti dinner one night. It’s delicious. Earlier that day, I had picked the onions because they were toppling over. I slowly and gently wrestled them out of the ground. I was hoping a Mandrake baby would be … More No Mandrakes; just onions