Next year: take the grapes more seriously!

Like: maybe use something a little less industrial than the hedge trimmer to control the growth?

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Late June Stuff – Tobacco & Adventurous Frog

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…

Tobacco blossoms

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!)

Whats For Lunch? Bandon Life

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.

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One of these will go and become our “Pastor’s Personal Pepper Preparation” sauce.