Getting into gear for gardening

Getting into gear for gardening

I had an awesome surprise when I went shopping at Aldi today: packages of summer and perennial bulbs and rhizomes for just $1.69, $4.30 less than what had been advertised in the weekly circular. At that price, I couldn’t afford not to buy a few! (Now, I realize that’s often used as an excuse to spend money that one otherwise … Read more

Final tomato harvest

I planted a few tomato seedlings this spring, and harvested most of them green last week when frost threatened. A bunch of them have achieved ripeness at exactly the same time, so I decided to make mozzarella salad today. tomatoes, chopped in bite-sized pieces fresh mozzarella, chopped in bite-sized pieces* salt freshly ground pepper extra virgin olive oil *conveniently, Aldi … Read more

Houseplants on the cheap

I brought in my houseplants for winter last night. This jade is one I’ve had for several years; I started it from a cutting way back when, which is how I get most of my houseplants. What can I say? I like free stuff. But if you’ve been reading this blog, you’ve figured that out already. This year, I’ve decided … Read more