Harvesting Garlic

Harvesting Garlic at the Chicken Ranch This week the garden took on the faint aroma of an Italian kitchen with the sweet smell of garlic, onions and basil swirling around on the breeze.  Yes, it was time to harvest the Spanish Roja Garlic and Walla … [Read more...]

Garlic Scapes – A Simple Pesto Recipe

The Great Garlic Scape Last fall I planted about 50 bulbs of Spanish Roja garlic -- a hard neck variety with a hot and spicy taste.   The garlic is doing extremely well and I'm anticipating a bounty of bulbs this fall.  One bonus of growing … [Read more...]

The Sure Signs of Spring

Spring officially arrives on Tuesday, March 20th and the Second Street Chicken Ranch has been busy preparing for the arrival of the 2012 gardening season. With the mild temperatures of late, I've been able to get out and inspect the raised … [Read more...]

The Shoulder Season

I love fall.  There, I've said it.  It's not that I don't like the other seasons, after all, I am a gardener and each season brings its own joy.  In northern Idaho we do have four seasons: cold, colder, wet and hot, but … [Read more...]