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Spot the Mantis

Sunday, I spotted a welcome visitor in my mint plant. I haven’t seen her since. I think the hover flies and ladybugs did too good of a job getting rid of those tasty aphids.

Mahagony Tip Top Nasturtiums

These are my new nasturtiums. The seed package had a picture of dark mahogany flowers so imagine my surprise when I find these bright orange flowers. All of the online photos are also of a deep red. I am still enjoying these orange flowers. They […]

The New Garden Villain Green Catapillars

I have a new garden enemy, ugly isn’t he? I had a few last year but this year, I am finding them in greater numbers. They have been eating the leaves of my sage, mint, bean and even my beloved tomatoes. I’ve manually looking for […]


One of the new crops I grew this year were carrots. I’ve read from other gardeners that the bland store bought carrots cannot compare to the rich taste of home grown carrots. They weren’t kidding. Home grown carrots have this beautiful rich flavor and aroma. […]

Lady Bug Growing Pains

While weeding and gardening this weekend, I spotted numerous lady bug larvae throughout the yard. These guys are voracious eaters. My yard has plenty of aphids for them to snack on. I noticed that the ones in the backyard are more mature than the front. […]

Arugula Flowers

It was 95 degrees for three straight days in a row this week. Surprising the only plants to bolt were the Rocket Arugula. They sprout these small off-white flowers. I like the delicate line on the petals. The weather changed dramatically today and we even […]

Happy Earth Day!

Basil Addict

If I had to pick a favorite herb, it would have to be Basil. In fact, I can honestly say that I’m slightly addicted to this amazing herb. I have multiple seedlings already growing and I’m about to start a few more. This year I’m […]

Battling the Turnip

I just grabbed my third box from my CSA and I realized that I never reported about my battle with the massive turnip. This was my first experience with eating and cooking a turnip. Since it was so big I actually was able to use […]

Just Hangin Out

I’m currently hiding from the nasty Northern California wind storm. But I’ll be reporting all my gardening progress very soon.