Love the Rain, Not the Wet

We needed rain and now we’re getting it.  We’ve had more than an inch of rain in the past few days and the plants (and weeds) are loving it. The farmer has decidedly mixed feelings. Oh, I love the rain.  It certainly helps the plants grow, and it keeps the …

Growing Pains: Cilantro

Cilantro is hard. It’s basically my gardening arch-nemesis.  I plant cilantro and all I get is coriander*! 2014 was my third attempt at growing cilantro, and I thought I had it figured out.  In a previous attempt I had planted it and the tiny little seedlings shrivelled up and died …

Tomatoes: Heirloom or Hybrid

As with any garden – large or small, for market or for the kitchen – I think one of the most common questions asked is: what tomatoes should I grow?  It’s a question that I have usually answered with: all of them.  It’s what lead me to plant 201 tomato …