Tag Archives: garden lore

St. David’s Day & Leeks

March 1st is St. David’s Day, the patron saint of Wales.   It is said that  David (“Dewi” in Welsh) lived in the 6th century and only drank water, sometimes immersed himself in icy water while reciting scripture, and made … Continue reading

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Welcome, Crocus!

  I am thrilled to announce that there are finally blooms in the garden!  After weeks of cold temperatures and heavy rain, we are blessed with two days of sunshine…in a row!  According to my journal, February to date was … Continue reading

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Basil Seed Caviar

It’s funny sometimes how memories click in.  While sorting various basil seeds into the seed box (see “Winter Projects” post for more on that) a memory of gardening author Jim Wilson’s visit to my herb farm years ago flashed.  He … Continue reading

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Daffodils? That means pea-planting!

  Long before the advent of calendars, farm folk had sayings to help recall when certain chores needed to be done.  I like following many of these old proverbs, because in my experience they are generally more accurate than dates.  … Continue reading

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