Fallow seasons and closed building were intended to kill various pests (insects and plants.)
In an area the City of Bandon disturbed a year ago, we cleared more brush and have added a gap … there are two loops to walk in our eastern area we call the “Fen” and “Deer Park.”
Like: maybe use something a little less industrial than the hedge trimmer to control the growth?
… if you put lettuce on a ham, egg & cheese muffin – does that make it lunch?
Plants are growing so fast in the Glaedengarden.com greenhouse that even dragonflies need be wary. Here’s a victim of our carnivorous cucumber. Fake news? Or can you think of a better explanation? ;o)
Finally pulled up the over-wintered tobacco experiment — attracting whiteflies and takes too much space! On to the compost pile.A first: Froggy surprise in my tool bag! I often find frogs guarding the spinach & chard, sometimes 1 or 2 in a flower pot on the fern stand — they seem to return after being gone awhile. I love when they talk at night outside bedroom deck door…
Volunteers that popped up late summer 2017, slow growth over winter, so leaves are small & plants are short — during summer they’ll get 5 ft tall even outside. We’ve also had plants overwinter outdoors. Tough guys! I need to learn more about how these plants affect bees that visit; nicotinoids are very toxic to them. (BTW, those are shallots in the background, not weeds, but plenty of cleanup is overdue!)
How about a tortilla chip and a drip of hot sauce? After A wee kitchen project on Martin Luther King Day in Bandon… What I’m having.
Glaedengarden season’s end filtered serrano pepper sauce.
So…. There’s Tabasco, which is pretty good, aged and stuff like that, right? Well this sauce is excruciatingly fresh.
One of these will go and become our “Pastor’s Personal Pepper Preparation” sauce.