Do I need more planters?

My husband has been put to the test. More planters, gates and closed in areas to provide more edibles and fragrant flowers for our home. Most of the property can handle the deer resistant plants but I need to be able ro secure the lives of the plants I have pampered from germination to planter…


I have planted herbs in the raised gardens in the deer proof garden. Three types of basil, chives, cilantro and parsley. Although there are many herbs the deer here do not eat – like rosemary, thyme, and mint – they are not suppose to like sage. Last year was so dry that they were munching…

City girl moves to an island

welcome to my first blog……. 2012 Filed in: Retrieving It was time for a change. Our third and youngest child was going to go away to university. We did not have to have the house where she grew up in any longer. Yes this did turn the family in quite an uproar but with the…

Green Vegetables

Kale, lettuce, beet tops, mustards and Swiss chard I have had a great time experimenting with assorted green here on the island. Spinach, lettuce and kale thrive in this weather. Swiss chard thrives and we are still harvesting it outside well into January. 


The best time to plant our garlic – just before Halloween for our zone.  I tried Musica, Persian Star, and Red Russian and set forth putting them into the raised beds.