Lettuce Harvest, Sort Of

A couple of weeks ago, I reaped a giant harvest of lettuce — wild lettuce, that is, probably Lactuca biennis, or tall blue lettuce, as

Spring Garden Work

With spring comes back-aching work in the yard, and great exercise for hamstrings if you bend down a lot like I do. So far this

Calmly Planning the Resurrection

With the unseasonably warm weather this first week of November, it seemed a good time to put the gardens to bed for the winter. Usually

Of micro-weeding, stick cutting, weed mimicry, and willow salvaging

“Most folks probably think that gardens only get tended when they’re blooming. But most folks would be wrong.” ― Shannon Wiersbitzky, What Flowers Remember *

shiny bug in leaves and among weeds

Spending Time in Beetle World

My spouse bought Spectracide to kill some weeds along the foundation of the house. He (and apparently some former owners) had been trying to keep

More Signs of Spring

Today I cleaned up the font and side gardens, another 2-1/2 hours of work, mostly trying to figure out what is trying to kill my