, I can trade you some fig preserves for pickles! You may not have figs, but you have apples! And sugar maples! And grass!
, fennel is something I would like to try, and it seems we have similar climates (although here we have winter freezes down to -10C/14ºF). Is it difficult to grow from seed? Does it self-seed?
I've realized is that without putting really intense effort into things and/or using lots of chemicals, there just isn't a lot that will grow well here.
This. I have given up trying to grow things that don't THRIVE on their own (like
's indoor/outdoor fig). If it can't take a bit of drought, freezing temps, or cookin' under the sun, then it does not belong in my garden.
Do you let the marjoram self-sow? or do you plant it at different times? it has such a short lifespan here, and I'd love to have majoram longer. I was thinking of trying to sow some every 2 weeks or so? Never tried sorrel; never heard of shiso. You EAT cardoons?
No squirrels or raccoons here, thankfully. Just the dang rabbits.
, beauuuuutiful photos! I can't beleve you have children - you look like you're 12! Oh, wait - is that your daughter?
Now THAT is a lot of land. Where are you located? What sort of trees are those? Hmmmm… maybe hollyhocks would work here. When did you plant your veg garden?