What I Planted: 2015

Perennials and plants that reseeded: blackberries (wild and planted) raspberries (wild and planted) gooseberries (wild) chamomile (reseeded in the garden) mulberry trees (wild) rhubarb (just found this near the old garden) asparagus Seeds started inside: Tomatoes Ropreco Paste (Seeds of Change, 2011) – 3/6 Rutgers (American Seed,  2011) – 3/3 Red Riesentraube (Baker Creek, 2011) –…

Asparagus is peeking up!

This morning I noticed my favorite sign of spring – the first asparagus tips peeking through. The tall one is about the size of my thumb. Hooray!  

Seed Starting 2015

This year I went ahead and splurged on a heat mat, since I had such disastrous failure starting peppers in our chilly basement last year. So far it has been successful. After almost a month, only 13 of the 36 cells I planted failed to sprout. As it stands right now, these are my spouts, with…

Maple Wheat Bread in the Zojirushi

Do you have a Zojirushi bread machine? Do you have a go-to wheat bread recipe yet? Well, your search is over! I have tried more than a few recipes for wheat bread in my Zo and I finally stopped when I found this one. It does take a little bit of programming for the HOME…