January 17, 2023
One day, this will be the best garden soil. Can’t wait!
September 3, 2021
Huajiao. Flower pepper. (Sichuan pepper)
Not quite ready to pick.
“Huajiao”, Flower pepper, also known as Sichuan pepper, is used in stir fry, tea, and foot baths.
The pepper (shell is used) can be left as is or ground into a powder. It can also be added to hot oil then removed for a milder flavour.
Huajiao has a spicy, tingly numbness! As a foot bath, the pepper and leaves can be used to “dehumidify and expel cold.”
September, 2019 – Update
It was an odd gardening season. Bush beans were great where pole beans were non-existent. Beets were awful where turnips flourished. Carrots – meh. Life’s a mystery.
April, 2019 – Update
February, 2019 – Update
Working on kindling and small firewood.
Seeds won’t get started for a while yet. Check out the snow – yeesh!
The garden 2018
2017: This happened and my world ground to a halt
In the beginning: Spring 2016