Welcome to the hottest time of year in the Catskills! The heat can be tough on the garden, especially if there is a shortage of rain. It's still important to get out there and do what you can, though. Perhaps these July Gardening Tips will help you beat the heat! While we love the garden in the summer, we also love our rocking chairs, porch swing, and hammocks! One of our favorite things to do after a day of outdoor work is to relax with a cool beverage. Home-grown mint iced tea, … [Read more...] about July Gardening Tips
This year's harvest of potatoes did not disappoint. I haven't picked all of them yet, but I grabbed some to make a side dish for our dinner last evening. These tubers are in the nightshade family. Also, they have been heavily relied upon for sustenance throughout history. They are versatile and tasty. *Note - If you or someone you love struggles with diabetes, you may need to limit your consumption of potatoes. You'll need to talk to your doctor about that. As an alternative, you … [Read more...] about Herbed Roasted Potatoes!
It's time to give you a quick update on the garden! We've been enjoying the bounty this year, that's for sure. The above photo shows some vigorously blooming oregano! In general, my flowers are a little more sparse than usual right now. I'll have to work on that and figure out some "late bloomers" that I can plant next year! Wild Looking Garden At the moment, I have a jungle-like flowerbed just outside one kitchen window. Outhouse Plant The tall plants in that bed are called, "Outhouse … [Read more...] about Garden Update