We love using fresh rosemary in our cooking (see Herbed Eggs), and find that it’s a very easy herb to grow. But a little rosemary goes a long way, so we always buy just one plant from the garden center in spring. Rosemary’s also a tender perennial, and in colder areas of the country it needs to be brought indoors if you plan to overwinter it.
Plants should be moved indoors before a good freeze, so I repotted ours today. I used a soilless planting mix because rosemary requires well-drained soil and because it’s light - I plan to just move this plant in and out each fall and spring, thereby avoiding the cost of a plant each year. I snuck a [...]
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Last year, our neighbors suggested we pick their raspberry patch while they were vacationing, so the “raspberries wouldn’t go to waste”. In one week, we picked and froze (see Sealing In Summer Flavor) enough raspberries to keep us supplied with delicious jam, cobbler, and pie over the winter. Since raspberries are perennial (come back every year), and we enjoyed them so much; I decided we needed a patch.
Because they’re perennials, it’s very important to select the right kind of plant, site, and planting arrangement for your situation. With careful attention to these details, a successful raspberry patch will produce for [...]
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Last year I put in a few rhubarb plants, and as I was walking through the garden this weekend, I noticed they were putting up flower stalks. I’ve grown rhubarb before, but I’d actually forgotten about the strange looking stalks. So, I decided to brush up on rhubarb.
Where It’s Grown
Rhubarb can be grown just about anywhere, but prefers full sun and needs a well-drained location. Two years ago I planted some in a protected nook, and those died, so last year I put some in one of my sunniest locations, and they seem to be thriving. I like to [...]
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