It seems odd to write about rhubarb as summer draws to a close. Rhubarb is one of the first vegetables to be harvested in the spring.* It’s an herbaceous perennial that comes back to life from rhizomes every spring. The timing is perfect for it to be paired with another perennial favorite, strawberries! I can’t… Continue reading Rhubarb’s Many Happy Returns
The Woods a Blaze There are wildfires burning throughout the western part of the United States. Here in Washington State there have been 470 fires in 2018 so far. I was surprised to find out that every year the fire season officially starts on April 15th with burn restrictions in place on all DNR-protected lands. It… Continue reading Smoky and Blue
It was a late start; April instead of February. My work and the rain have made it difficult for me to get to into my own garden. If you read my last veggie post (Can You) Dig It , we left off with me planting a winter garden instead of a cover crop. The spinach,… Continue reading The Good Shit
Years ago I dreamed of a day without the ever present wind that use to mark the passage of days here on the Peninsula. Wow, we’ve had a really amazing summer here in Port Townsend. It’s been day after day of blue skies, barely a hint of a breeze and temperatures regularly in the 80’s.… Continue reading Gray day? Put up your veggies!