This “semievergreen” hardy perennial can be harvested year round on Vancouver Island.
Not only is this plant deer resistant, but it is listed as an aromatic herb that Repels deer!
That’s quite a claim !
Check out what the Sonoma County Master Gardener’s have to say about discouraging deer using aromatic herbs at:
Happy Friday !
To start off here is an Interesting video on Growing Herbs and Microgreens in a London Air Raid Shelter. This project has been going for a while and it looks like it is really working out.
In the United States herbs are the second largest greenhouse crop , between tomatoes at first and cucumbers in third.
It is estimated that 18,000 ton of pumkins are used for halloween jack-o-laterns instead of for food in the UK alone… what a waste ! I always scrape the pumpkin “flesh” away from the skin so my Jack-o-laterns glow brighter. The saved scrapings are used for baking ingredents. Here are 5 Savoury Spices and Herbs to pair with pumpkin.
The Science article of the week has a functional food angle… Can bell peppers inhibit nicotine linked lung cancer ?
Vintage Tractor of the Week Massey-Ferguson 35
Here is a good idea for your west coast winter project !
This article in Mother Earth News has a fantastic overview of the main considerations for a
passively heated green house design.