• In the Herb Garden

    Is there a Hoophouse under that Cucumber vine?

    Yes, wow! Bolivian Cucumber (‘Achocha’ or ‘Caihua’) grows like no cucumber I’ve ever seen. Planted on one side of the hoophouse, it grew across the top to the other side, then out both sides and over the top on the outside. We’d never heard of Bolivian Cucumber (native to Bolivia/Peru) until we were given a few seeds last year. We grew them this year for fun, just to check it out, having no idea what a beautiful monster it would grow up to be. So vigorous! Covered in flowers which attracted all kinds of insects, then loaded with little cucumbers. It slowed down during the heat of Summer luckily, or we’d…

  • The Latest News

    50% off Gardener’s Salve

    Gardener’s Salve, for the dry, chapped, cracked, or irritated skin of working hands. I’m updating this blend but have a few of the original left in stock, so I’m offering them at half-off regular price: $10.00 each while they last! Packaged in a recyclable tin that was manufactured in the U.S. 1.75 oz (50 g) net wt.  — Ingredients — White Sage*: Anti-fungal, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory. Comfrey^: Helps promote growth of new skin cells. Echinacea^: Antibacterial, antibiotic, and anti-inflammatory. Plaintain*: Soothes inflammation and accelerates healing of wounds. Meadowsweet*: Helps relieve muscle and joint pain. Extra Virgin Olive Oil*: Conditions and moisturizes. Virgin Coconut Oil*!: Highly emollient and moisturizing. Watermelon Seed Oil: Light textured, highly moisturizing and emollient. Candelilla Wax: Vegan substitute for…