Winter is fastly approaching and many of my herbs don't have a fighting chance to live outside or quite frankly inside my home. I love to use fresh herbs in various soups, stews and dishes throughout the winter and the best way to preserve some of the heartier herbs such as oregano, rosemary, sage, thyme is to freeze them... in oil!
Oil, you say? Yes... preserving the herbs in oil reduces the browning and freezer burn when freezing them.
This growing season has been unseasonably rainy here in the Bluegrass State and something common that is happening to many of our fruit and vegetables is blossom end rot. In fact, we are experiencing it with some of our tomatoes.
So what exactly is blossom end rot?
Take a look at the bottom of your tomatoes and if there's a dark spot at the bottom of the tomato where it begins to rot and decay prematurely- that is b.e.r.
No place to dig a garden? You don’t need one to grow your own food.
If you are working with a small space, container gardening is a great option to grow a variety of vegetables and herbs. In fact, container gardening isn’t a new concept. More and more people are using this method and harvesting a great crop.
In addition to space saving, using containers control the plants individual environment with the soil, water and fertilizer. Let alone, container gardening is so versatile. Not getting enoug...
It’s that time of year where outside flowers are struggling because of the weather extremes. Either too much heat, humidity, rain, drought, etc will throw them for a loop.
I have this cute little hanging planter and I love changing the plants out with the seasons. Remarkably, it’s July and my pansies were still alive in the planter. They were really past their prime though. They were extremely leggy and starting to look disheveled. So I decided to replace them with something else.