Compost Tea

There are many ways to compost organic materials to enrich your garden in an organic way! I love that I don’t have to throw kitchen scraps and grass clippings in the weekly trash bin. Why not re-use your scraps for your benefit and keep waste out of the landfill! I separate kitchen scraps from coffee […]

Trench Composting

I am experimenting with different ways of composting. The traditional way of having large compost bins can be sooo SLOOOOOOW. Plus, in Idaho, we have to continually water the compost pile in the summer to get any decomposition to occur. On to trench composting. The benefits of trench composting: 1.The scraps are buried in the […]


June is the month for roses. They are at their absolute best in June, in Boise. The leaves are still fresh and green, the insect damage is minimal and the blossoms are big and bright. Roses are great for cut flowers as well since they will stay looking good for about a week, as long […]

The Rhubarb Chronicles

Do you love rhubarb? I do! Maybe because I am from the midwest, and it brings back fond memories of my childhood, when we would dip it in sugar and make funny faces, wincing at the sourness. I have made several things from rhubarb: rhubarb crisp rhubarb chutney rhubarb pie rhubarb sauce rhubarb cake strawberry […]