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Growing Up: Building a Raised Garden Bed

We are blessed with our location’s sub-tropical climate for year-round gardening. Did you know there are on average 287 continuous frost-free days (Feb. 18-Dec. 3)? Greens can be planted fall thru spring, and fruiting plants spring thru fall. That makes for a delicious garden! Another benefit of our location is the annual average rainfall of […]

4 Ways to Freeze Fresh Herbs

Using fresh herbs straight from the garden is a summer pleasure even the most casual cook can appreciate. Once picked, the herb shelf life can be extended a bit, but are decidedly “of the moment.” Drying herbs is probably the best known method for preserving summer herb surpluses, and may be the easiest way to make “hard” herbs […]