July Blooms

I’m growing calendula for the first time this year. The flowers are beautiful, they attract pollinators and other beneficial insects and are nice companions for the tomatoes nearby. I’ve been plucking some of the flowers for drying and I’m learning more about culinary and medicinal uses for them.

Kohlrabi and Watercress Salad with Ground Sesame Dressing

I foraged for watercress on Martha’s Vineyard and made this delicious salad with radishes and kohlrabi from the West Tisbury farmers market. Kohlrabi and Watercress Salad with Ground Sesame Dressing Serves 6 1 pound of kohlrabi and radishes, thinly sliced or julienne 1 bunch of watercress, stems trimmed ¼ cup white sesame seeds 1 tablespoon … More Kohlrabi and Watercress Salad with Ground Sesame Dressing

Making rows as I go

Last June I received a pink dianthus plant for my birthday. I love this plant. The tiny pink flowers smell like candy and have a sweet and bitter taste. I planted it next to some lavender and it has more than quadrupled in size. Sadly, the flowers bloomed just before a couple of weeks of … More Making rows as I go

Loving Spring

Lots going on right now – seedlings and purples and pinks and what looks like our best strawberry season yet. The berries… Pink azalea buds… Seedlings… Purple dianthus buds and ajuga… Growing peas along the chain link fence…

Garden Plans

The garden is blanketed in snow and  I’m enjoying the excuse to cozy up inside and dream. My plans for this year are all centered around two main goals: growing more food and using fewer inputs. This year I’m starting seeds indoors. I’ve wasted a lot of time over the last five years trying to … More Garden Plans